Thursday, 7 February 2019
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
National Children's Hospital Expenditure
90. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the date, format and person or body by which he was informed of the cost overruns in the National Children’s Hospital in November 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6169/19]
The first full assessment of the cost overrun and the reasons for it was received by my Department in the form of a report from the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board submitted by the Department of Health on the 19 November. My Department reviewed the report and met with the Department of Health to discuss it on the 23 November and made a formal submission to me on 26 November.