National Children’s Hospital now 80% complete

The Business Post was taken on an hour-long tour of the new hospital building by the project team to give a sense of what it will look like when it is finally opened by the latest target date of September 2024

There are around 1,500 construction workers on the NCH site every day, working in staggered shifts between the hours of 7am and 7pm. Pictures: Sam Boal/

The National Children’s Hospital is the biggest single health infrastructure project in the history of the state.

It has already doubled in price to €1.7 billion but the final price tag is likely to be even higher due to construction inflation and additional cost claims from BAM, the main builder, and other contractors

However, the building on the St James’s Hospital site in Dublin is now 80 per cent complete, with 95 per cent of ...