‘Health crisis will not be solved until bad actors are removed’ – former HSE digital chief

Martin Curley, who announced his resignation last week, said he encountered ‘extreme’ resistance to better solutions for waiting lists and use of technology

Martin Curley, former head of digital transformation at the HSE: ‘The staff are beleaguered, burnt out.’ Picture: Maura Hickey

The HSE’s former head of digital transformation, who resigned last weekend, has said that “bad actors” and “blockers” need to be removed before the “crisis” in the health service can end.

Martin Curley announced his resignation on LinkedIn last week citing difficulties in implementing his vision, and comparing the task to scaling Mount Everest in bad weather.

Speaking to the Business Post, he said he believed it was better to work externally to build support ...