Saturday December 14, 2019

Will Reid manage to go where no HSE boss has gone before?

Director general Paul Reid’s mission is to end the era of broken budgets, but there is already pushback from within the health service

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

30th June, 2019
Paul Reid with Minister for Health Simon Harris Pic:

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe had a meeting last Monday with the new HSE director general, Paul Reid. The message from the minister was simple: sort out the €100 million overrun in the HSE budget for the first three months of the year and bring it in on budget.

After all, in his first message to staff, Reid announced his mission was to end the era of broken HSE budgets. But Donohoe was notably more...

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