Seeing as most of the "bids" are desperate attempts to stay relevant by hospitals, its entirely plausible they'd submit wonky or back of fag packet figures.
Well, if they didn't put time and effort in to establishing the actual costs of delivering the project, the proposal should be binned!
The other hurdle facing the delivery of this project is funding. Two hundred million is expected to come from the sale of the National Lottery (and whether the Troika will allow it is another thing), and they've still to source an estimated €431m more to deliver on the project!
It just gets better.....there are two staff who are still employed on the NCH project team who are receiving a combined salary of €250,000 between them. Dr. Curtis who is a consultant in AMNCH receives a monthly salary of €14k a month on top of her consultants pay of €170k pa. She is currently seconded from her consultant post to work three days a week as a medical director on the NCH development board. Jim Farragher on the otherhand receives €6k a month in respect to his role as financial director and CEO of the new NCH development board.
Why wasn't the work of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board temporarily halted until such time that Reilly actually decided on where the hospital will be located?
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