Updated costs on new children’s hospital cannot be released, says Watt

Secretary general at Department of Health says discussion of dates or costs could compromise delivery of project beset by controversy and delays

17th June, 2021
Updated costs on new children’s hospital cannot be released, says Watt
David Gunning, the chief executive of the hospital’s development board, told the PAC in February that the €1.7 billion project may not open until 2024. Picture: RollingNews.ie

The Department of Health has said it’s not in a position to release up to date information on the latest costings or timelines for the National Children’s Hospital, correspondence shows.

A report on the progress of the project, which has been beset by controversy in recent years amid delays and rising costs, is currently being analysed by the Department of Health in an attempt to chart the best way forward.


Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

ESRI predicts health spending will rise due to growing and ageing population

Global tobacco firm lobbies government to keep e-cigarettes free of excise duty

Health Donal MacNamee 3 days ago

Children prescribed adult doses of drugs at Kerry mental health centre

Health Róisín Burke 4 days ago

Patients with rare diseases urge Dáil to pass law on orphan drugs

Health Daniel Murray 5 days ago