Taxpayers face £16m bill to fix Edinburgh’s new Sick Kids

*TAXPAYERS will pay an extra £16 million for remedial works to Edinburgh‘s new children’s hospital after it emerged that the original blueprint for the facility’s ventilation design was flawed.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said she was “bitterly disappointed” by the error, which dates back to documents from 2012 but was only discovered in June this year.

Plans to open the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP) in July were axed after inspectors discovered the problem. The hospital was first due to open in July 2017.

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*Source The Herald Scotland.