Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (107)

Mattie McGrath


107. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health his views on the current membership of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board to oversee the delivery of Phase B of the national children's hospital project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5162/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Established under the National Paediatric Hospital Development (Establishment) Order 2007, the NPHDB is charged with planning, designing, building and equipping the new children’s hospital and outpatient and urgent care centres. As the Deputy is aware, on 2nd February last, the Chair of the Board tendered his resignation which I have accepted.

An independent review of the escalation of costs in the new children’s hospital is underway, to be concluded by the end of March. I have stated very clearly I will act on the findings of that report, including in relation to governance matters.