The Government previously indicated that the new national children’s hospital, which is planned for the campus of St James’s Hospital in Dublin, could cost about €650 million. It is understood this figure does not include the cost of equipping the building.
Victor wrote: »
It's not clear if the two numbers are directly comparable, as we don't know how they treat future inflation - it will take several years to build and construction inflation is accelerating.
Victor wrote: »
The €650m may have been base cost only, with a hidden number set aside for inflation.
The €1,000m may be base cost plus inflation from March 2016 to opening of hospital.
Sam Russell wrote: »
The €1bn is the contract price the Bam got the job on.
Damien360 wrote: »
Can we not do what happened to Sisk in Poland. Sisk win the contract for a price and did the Irish thing and looked for more money to which the Polish told them to go and jump. The price was the price. That story is not that straightforward but we have to finally start getting our infrastructure for the price quoted.
Spanish Eyes wrote:
I say the contract should cover everything. If not, the contract was not watertight and is going to overrun as it usually does.
strassenwo!f wrote: »
I don't, and didn't, think that the Mater was a good site, and I think we can have no doubt that it would have been a political decision (with the local lad, Bertie Ahern, pushing for it). Typical, shoddy, parish-pump politics, which we've seen too much of in Ireland.
Buttonftw wrote: »
The first building in the world to be over 1km tall will cost around the same. Madness.
The head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said it cannot afford to build the €1 billion new national children’s hospital.
LeinsterDub wrote: »
And now we can't afford it .http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/hse-cannot-afford-to-build-national-children-s-hospital-says-chief-1.2967260
F**K SAKE !!!!
loyatemu wrote: »
that's the HSE rattling the poor box. If it's built the money will come from govt capital funding, not the HSE budget.
jvan wrote: »
Was just thinking about the escalating costs on this. If it was any other infrastructure project the government would have pulled the plug and called for a redesign and alternative sites/options. Why are they so adamant about building it in St.James at any costs.
Why are they so adamant about building it in St.James at any costs.