Thursday December 12, 2019

A Hospital Pass: How the Children’s Hospital costs spiralled out of control

The experts overseeing the National Children’s Hospital fiasco costs were ‘95 per cent certain’ it would come in on budget, an explosive new report by PwC has revealed

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

14th April, 2019
A woman walking past the construction site of the new National Children’s Hospital in Dublin

It is hard to believe now, but the experts behind the National Children’s Hospital project were “95 per cent” certain that it would come in on budget.

That was one of the revealing findings of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report into how a hospital budget of €790 million in 2013 has now escalated to at least €1.73 billion when it is completed in 2023.

Even as recently as August 2016, the quantity surveyors on the...

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