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Clear conflict of interest with Children’s Hospital report – Cullinane

18 April, 2019 - by David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee David Cullinane said this morning that the HSE has more questions to answer over the review into the costs of the National Children’s Hospital.

Deputy Cullinane said:

“Last November, the HSE sought specialist high-level input from a range of health construction and procurement specialists, including PwC.

“The HSE then asked PwC to review the process in a report that has cost the Irish state over half a million euro.

“There is a clear conflict of interest by the HSE here.

“The analysis that PwC provided in November was, in the HSE’s own words, high-level and specialist. This was information that was relied upon by government in making its decision.

“To then ask those who contributed to the process to review said process is a clear corruption of the review process.

“The HSE needs to appear before the Public Accounts Committee and provide answers as to why it decided to go down this road.” 

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