Thursday, 18 February 2021

Ceisteanna (293)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

293. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of the construction of the national children's hospital to date. [9214/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The approved overall capital budget of the national children's hospital project is €1.433bn. This includes all of the capital cost for the main hospital at St James's Hospital campus, the two Outpatient Department and urgent care centres at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown and Tallaght University Hospital campuses, equipment for the three sites, and the construction of the carpark and retail spaces. The €1.433bn budget does not take into account the cost of Covid 19.

Since the commencement of the National Children’s Hospital construction a total of €618.29m has been drawn down for ongoing works on the project. The drawdown is for incurred expenditure only.

Of this total, €13.12m has been drawn down in 2021.