Friday November 27, 2020

How to build a world-class hospital in just one year

The National Children’s Hospital will open in 2023 at an enormous cost to the taxpayer. What happened was inevitable because of the way we work. Will the new maternity hospital be a money pit as well?

20th January, 2019
The Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, built by Gerrits Construction

Widespread dismay at the escalating cost of the new National Children’s Hospital has once again brought into focus the very poor track record our government has in planning and delivering major infrastructural projects.

We the taxpayers have become accustomed to enormous delays and cost overruns. For some reason, we appear to accept this as inevitable. Nobody is ever held accountable.

It is now belatedly accepted that the choice of the St James’s Hospital...

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