Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (75)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

75. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health if the estimates to date for the annual operating costs of the national children’s hospital will be provided; the reason for changes in the estimates; the current estimate being used; if a revised estimate is being prepared; if so, when it will be ready; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48852/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The most recent (Dec 2018) updated operating expenditure forecast for the new children’s hospital and urgent care centres when open is estimated at €366m for 2023.

These costings are subject to continuous revision in the light of nationally agreed pay increases, non-pay inflation and other external policy factors arising in the interim.

Operation costs beyond 2023 will be dealt with through the normal annual estimates process and will be affected by pay and non-pay inflation and normal service developments.