Wednesday February 26, 2020

Memo outlined risks of St James’s Children’s Hospital plan in 2012

A cabinet memorandum told ministers seven years ago that locating the new hospital at St James’s campus would be costlier and take longer

24th March, 2019
An artist’s rendering of the proposed children’s hospital at the St James’s campus

Ministers were told seven years ago that the site where the National Children’s Hospital (NCH) is now being built would need more enabling works, involve greater future costs and take longer to deliver than other options on the table, according to a confidential cabinet memo.

A memorandum prepared for cabinet ministers in the Fine Gael and Labour government, including the current Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, in 2012 referenced a number of disadvantages with the...

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