Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

National Paediatric Hospital Development Board: Chairperson Designate

9:00 am

Mr. Fred Barry:

To respond to Deputy Kelly's other questions, on the figure of €1.43 billion, I have mentioned the caveats. Some will require decisions. If there are design changes proposed, there will have to be a decision on whether they are worth incorporating. I presume they would be driven by changes in medical technology or practice.

Construction inflation will be whatever it is. The rate is not under our control.

On the Mazars report and the PwC report, the latter will be issued in a couple of weeks and the Government will form its own view on how it should be adopted.