Friday 2 December 2016

Swift action needed on procurement claims

Published 18/07/2015 | 02:30

The Beacon Hospital have suspended staff without prejudice
The Beacon Hospital have suspended staff without prejudice

Rules surrounding procurement processes, be they public or private, are blindingly clear: kickbacks and unethical or illegal conduct have no place.

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The decision by the Health Services Executive to suspend all payments to Eurosurgical (a medical supplies company that denies any wrongdoing) from all hospitals, underscores the gravity of allegations aired by RTÉ Prime Time's Investigations Unit.

Any financial impropriety constitutes a loss to taxpayers and to suppliers competing for business.

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