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Merchants Quay Ireland asked by HSE to reduce cost of drug injection centre by 32%

The Health Service Executive asked Merchants Quay Ireland to reduce the cost of a new drug injection centre by 32%, according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Negotiations over costs helped to delay the announcement of the location for the country's first supervised drug injection centre, which was finally made last February.

In the end, a total of €2.8m was agreed for setup and running costs over an 18-month period.

But this does not include the cost of medicines after the HSE decided to supply these directly reducing the total amount by €200,000.


Source: John Kilraine,, 06/04/18 

Posted by on 04/06 at 10:03 AM in
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