Saturday 21 April 2018

Two senior staff at St Vincent's hospital dismissed

St Vincent's Hospital
St Vincent's Hospital

Eilish O’Regan

TWO senior staff in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin have been dismissed following an investigation into purchasing and procurement practices.

A spokesman for the hospital said a disciplinary process was carried out which culminated in the decision to dismiss both employees.

It followed allegations by a television undercover team that the two employees accepted holidays from a supplier to whom they also gave commercial information.

The two staff members, Ger Russell and David Byrne were suspended on pay, pending the outcome of the expose by the RTE investigations unit.

The employees were involved in securing supplies for the hospital from the company Eurosurgical.

A spokesman for the hospital said it is currently making arrangements to advertise both posts and declined to comment further.

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