Children’s hospital report says final cost will exceed €1.73bn

Consultants PwC finds changing builder at this stage would increase final cost of project

The cost of the national children’s hospital could rise above €1.7 billion, a new report into the cost of the project has warned.

A report by consultants PwC into the significant over-runs at the hospital has found that there are still risks associated with the project. The cost could rise by almost €100 million if construction inflation increases to 10 per cent this year. Furthermore, elements of the design still have not been finalised.

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