Susan Mitchell: If the HSE had shareholders, they would revolt

The government and the Health Service Executive are misleading the public about budget shortfalls that run into hundreds of millions of euro

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
28th January, 2018
HSE chief Tony O’Brien

Imagine the HSE as a Public Limited Company, a Plc. How would shareholders react if top management at that Plc failed to alert them to a potentially serious financial crisis?

What would the stakeholders say if documents emerged showing that the board and top executives had outlined a misleading budget?

This is exactly what appears to have transpired with the biggest employer in Ireland, the Health Service Executive.

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