New children's hospital could cost €60m more than estimated

The cost of the new children's hospital could be up to €60m higher, than previous estimates.

The Irish Times reports that a confidential assessment shows that the bill for building the new hospital could be significantly higher, because of inflation in the construction sector.

It is estimated to run at 7.5%, rather than the 3% previously projected.

The new National Children's Hospital will be built on the campus of St James' Hospital in Dublin.

The total cost of the hospital is estimated to be around €700m.


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