HSE allocated less than half of €88m funding requested to upgrade IT systems

Health service allocated €40m for 2023 to tackle cyber risks – despite board minutes showing it would need €88.5m to fund process

More than 100,000 people are to be contacted by the executive over the coming months about their personal data being breached as a result of last May’s hack on the country’s health service. Picture: Getty

The HSE has been allocated less than half of the funding identified as necessary for next year to upgrade its IT systems and safeguard against further cyber attacks.

The executive has been provided with €40 million for 2023 to progress the “remediation of cyber risks” following the ransomware attack last year, it said in a note provided to the Dáil’s public accounts committee (PAC) last week.

In September, however, the board of the HSE was ...