Due to the National Childrens Hospital rising cost, other key health investments could be put on hold

Due to the rising costs of the National Childrens Hospital, a number of key health investments could be put on hold for upto five years.

Because of this, additional hospital beds and primary care centres in the North West, could be affected by the rising costs.

The Irish Times is reporting that the information comes from an internal memo written by Minister for Health, Simon Harris.

According to the memo, the new Hospital is currently estimated to cost more than €1.73b by the time it is due to be completed in 2023; €300m more than the Taoiseach said it would.

Now their are major concerns in the North West and around the country that their will be less funding available for other health projects for the foreseeable future.