Inflation blamed for rising cost of McGill hospital project

April 6, 2009

Top officials with the McGill University Health Centre say industry-specific inflation alone is responsible for the $700-million increase in the price tag of the future university-affiliated hospital, not mismanagement, as was suggested by Quebec's auditor general. In a report released last week, the auditor general accused the MUHC and the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, also planning its own superhospital, of "not being in conformity with sound management practices." Construction of the McGill hospital is to be completed by 2013. Montreal Gazette