Health: Financial scrutiny on Stephen Donnelly’s horizon as overrun leads to muted budget measures

‘A programme of initiatives’ for improving fiscal oversight across system to be rolled out by the end of the year

Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, will address the media on this year’s health budget on Wednesday. Picture:

There was a sting in the tail as Stephen Donnelly’s Cabinet colleague Paschal Donohoe neared the end of his budget speech on Tuesday.

“The value of this record level of health investment needs to be fully realised with a focus on productivity and better financial governance,” the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform curtly told the Dáil.

“A programme of initiatives” for improving financial oversight across the health system would be rolled out by the ...