Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (71)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

71. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the estimated costs of the external consultant reviews of major infrastructural projects such as the national children's hospital in 2019 and 2020. [45801/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

In relation to the new children's hospital, the Department of Health incurred no cost for external consultant reviews in 2019, and has no planned external consultant reviews for the remainder of 2019 and for 2020 for which to provide estimated costs.

However, an independent review into the cost escalation associated with the new children’s hospital construction project was commissioned by the HSE and published on 9 April 2019. As such, I have referred this question to the HSE to provide details of any further external consultancy estimates which relate to this project.