Minister of Health Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson said yesterday that he is going to suspend the established executive committee responsible for constructing a new university hospital in Reykjavík and will give the project to someone else.
Alfred Thorsteinsson, who led the committee, will thus end his participation in the project. “I talked to the minister last week and he told me that he would make some changes,” Thorsteinsson told Fréttabladid. “I don’t know what kind of changes, but the work within the committee has gone well and is on schedule.”
The estimated cost of constructing a new hospital is between ISK 50 and 60 billion (USD 790 to 948 million, EUR 565 to 678 million). The first stage of the project is scheduled to finish in 2013 and by 2018 the hospital is scheduled to be fully constructed.