Saturday 24 March 2018

Eilish O’Regan: Every euro wasted is a betrayal of the vulnerable

EVERY euro wasted by the Health Service Executive (HSE) is a betrayal of the patients and other vulnerable groups who depend on it.

While it frequently boasts about the "savings" it has made in shedding staff, centralising services and cuts in perks, the reality is that serious weaknesses in financial controls still exist.

The virtue of these hard-hitting and thorough investigation reports is that they were drawn up by the HSE's own internal audit office.

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