Reid cited ‘frustrations’ and ‘constraints’ in HSE resignation letter

Comments raise questions about whether perceived political interference in a HSE decision over Navan Hospital played a role in Reid’s resignation

Paul Reid cited family reasons for his resignation as chief executive of the HSE, but he also mentioned feeling ‘constrained’ in the body’s ability to deliver change. Picture: Photocall

Paul Reid cited “frustrations” with feeling “constrained” in the HSE’s ability to deliver changes to “patient quality and outcomes” in his resignation letter to the HSE board, the Business Post can reveal.

In a letter, released to the Business Post under freedom of information legislation, Reid told Ciarán Devane, the chair of the HSE board, on June 27, that the “primary drivers” of his resignation were his wanting to spend more time with his family, ...