Dept of Health reviewing HSE’s business case for relocation of NMH

The move cannot proceed without an approved business plan that is agreed to by Stephen Donnelly’s department and subject to an external assurance process

Dr Rhona Mahony: ‘We must not let this project fall apart because of misinformation.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

The HSE’s business case for the controversial relocation of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) is undergoing a technical review by the Department of Health, as part of new rules to prevent a repeat of the National Children’s Hospital budget’s huge overrun.

The department last year rejected the HSE’s submission, over concerns that there was a lack of evidence about the value for money in the plan to move the hospital from its current location in ...