HSE faces down suppliers on €11mprice increases

The Health Service Executive (HSE) turned down requests for more than €11 million in price increases from nearly 100 medical suppliers last year.

20th February, 2010

The Health Service Executive (HSE) turned down requests for more than €11 million in price increases from nearly 100 medical suppliers last year.

The suppliers, including medical equipment and general service providers, had already received a letter from HSE chief executive Brendan Drumm telling them that the executive would be holding a tough line on cost increases during 2009.

A total of 98 suppliers wrote back to Drumm seeking average price increases of 3.8 per cent, according...

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