Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Health
National Children's Hospital Expenditure
314. To ask the Minister for Health the amount drawn down to date of the €490 million loan secured from the European Investment Bank, EIB, to construct the national children’s hospital; if a further loan is being considered in view of increased costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9126/19]
The European Investment Bank is providing a loan of €490 million to Ireland to part-support the construction of the new children’s hospital and associated outpatient and urgent care centres.
I am informed by the National Treasury Management Agency that €245m of this loan has been drawn down. A further loan is not being considered in respect of the new children's hospital project.