Government 'will not be found wanting' following results of National Children's Hospital costs review

Government 'will not be found wanting' following results of National Children's Hospital costs review

The Health Minister says the government will not be found wanting when it comes to finding out who is responsible for the overrun at the National Children's Hospital.

Health Minister Simon Harris faced a grilling in the Dáil over the €450 million overspend.

The government has insisted no health projects will be put off despite budget cuts to meet the hospital costs.

Minister Simon Harris defended his position.

"We will not be found wanting and I will not be found wanting when it comes to acting against any entity or any company where errors were made," he said.

"If the report finds the requirement for governance or personel changes, I have stated clearly that these will happen.

It is important that we give the review an opportunity to undertake its work before drawing conclusions prematurely.

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