Updated cost of new children’s hospital still ‘confidential’

Department of Health refuses to disclose costs associated with the project to Public Accounts Committee despite speculation that price could reach €2bn

30th November, 2021
Updated cost of new children’s hospital still ‘confidential’
The Department of Health said it would be ‘inappropriate, and likely detrimental to the project’ to comment on the costs associated with the delivery of the hospital. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The Department of Health has said it is still not in a position to disclose updated costs for the National Children’s Hospital, despite repeated requests for the figures from the Dáil’s spending watchdog.

In a letter to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), an official at the department said the costs associated with the project are subject to a live contract, and therefore “must remain confidential”.

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