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Government backs NCH spend against further claims costs

Board earmarked funds to enhance claims management and save money over life of project

26th January, 2020
National Children’s Hospital: project has been embroiled in controvery over rising costs

The board of the National Children’s Hospital has been given government backing to beef up its defences against additional claims costs submitted by contractor BAM, amid fears that the facility’s €1.7 billion price tag could increase further.

Documents seen by the Business Post show that the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) decided to allocate funding to strengthen its claims defence, which it predicted would result in cost savings over the...

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