Waterford Minister of State John Halligan says he has been assured that plans for a second Cath Lab in Waterford won’t be impacted by the National Children’s Hospital overspend.
Construction of the children’s hospital is estimated to cost 1.4 billion euro – almost twice the original estimate of 790 million.
It was reported this week that a number of projects could be halted or curtailed as a result.
However Minister Halligan has told the Sunday Independent that the second Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford will not be impacted.
“I know it doesn’t include the Cath Lab in Waterford,” Mr Halligan told the newspaper.
“An agreement has been reached, the money has been allocated, hospital management have met in the past two weeks and Simon Harris confirmed in the Dail [that the lab would go ahead].
“Internal management at the hospital met with Oireachtas members last week and there is no problem with that.”