One of the arguments against the construction of a special building costing $120 million for the children’s hospital has not appeared in our local blogs as far as I can tell.
There is little special advantage that rooms in the children’s hospital offer compared to rooms in a regular hospital. The real contribution the children’s hospital brings is the addition of physicians and other staff that specialize in the treatment of pediatric problems.
If the voters decided that they had need for better medical treatment of children, doctors and staff could have been hired and could have operated out of the existing hospital. Yes, they might have had to add special treatment rooms and more beds, but we did not need a whole new hospital.
We deserve better