Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (444)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

444. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health the projected cost of the national children’s hospital in each of the years 2021 to 2024; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27949/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

In terms of the financing of the children’s hospital project for 2019, €250m is included in capital profiles for the project in 2019.

The Summer Economic Statement, published recently, provides an expenditure reserve of up to €200m in 2020 to accommodate funding requirements for the new Children's Hospital and the National Broadband Plan. My Department will engage with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the HSE in planning funding for the new Children's Hospital beyond 2019.