HSE told it should have acted on hiring freeze ‘much earlier’ one month before pause came into force
Executive met with sharp criticisms over spending at tense meeting with department of public expenditure in August
Decisions around halting the recruitment of staff within the HSE should have been taken much earlier, officials from the department of public expenditure & reform (Dper) told health officials earlier this year during a tense meeting around spending.
Newly released records from late August show officials from Paschal Donohoe’s department expressing serious concerns over continuous overspends within the HSE, poor budgetary oversight, and the effectiveness of management decisions.
The meeting of the Health Budgetary Oversight ...