Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (820)

Colm Keaveney

Question:

820. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 623 of 13 May 2014, if he will provide details of the difficulties with the previous NSUE model referred to in his response; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22716/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Since October 2012, the HSE has been pursuing with the NSUE issues regarding the governance and day to day management of the organisation raised with it by some NSUE Executive members and some staff of the NSUE. Unfortunately, to date, the HSE has been unable to bring these matters to a satisfactory resolution due to the unavailability of key individuals from NSUE over an extended period of time. Arising in part out of that experience, I understand that the HSE having lost confidence in the capacity of the NSUE to operate in accordance with the financial regulations of the public service which apply to all publicly funded organisations, took the decision to cease the funding of the organisation from July 2013.