Wednesday, 30 March 2016
New children's hospital could cost €60m more than estimated
The cost of the new children's hospital could be up to €60m higher, than previous estimates.
The Irish Times reports that a confidential assessment shows that the bill for building the new hospital could be significantly higher, because of inflation in the construction sector.
It is estimated to run at 7.5%, rather than the 3% previously projected.
The new National Children's Hospital will be built on the campus of St James' Hospital in Dublin.
The total cost of the hospital is estimated to be around €700m.
Read the Breaking News article here.