Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (646)

Barry Cowen

Question:

646. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health if monthly financial reports on the costs and revenue incurred during the month are generated by the HSE; if these reports are shared with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; if these reports are published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31064/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As part of the monthly performance cycle, my Department holds the HSE to account for its expenditure and for the delivery of the services set out in the National Service Plan. Performance in respect of service delivery and finance is monitored monthly which include draft financial reports on the costs and revenue incurred, which is also shared with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

We do not publish draft monthly reports between the Department and the HSE in the performance of their relative functions, as this would be inappropriate, and impact on both organisations ability to function effectively. However these are collated and published on a quarterly basis, which can be found on the HSE's website.