HSE to spend over Euro 240m on agency staff this year

The Health Service Executive spend on agency staff is set to top Euro 240 million this year – the highest since the HSE was established and a doubling of the Euro 108 spent in 2009, writes Susan Mit

27th October, 2013

The Health Service Executive spend on agency staff is set to top Euro 240 million this year – the highest since the HSE was established and a doubling of the Euro 108 spent in 2009, writes Susan Mitchell.

The failure to reduce what the HSE itself has called its ''unaffordable reliance'' on agency staff adds further pressure to a health service that is already running over budget.

The average monthly cost of agency staff was Euro...

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