I propose to take Questions Nos. 1076 to 1103, inclusive, together.
With regard to the first part of this question - whether I have received correspondence from hospitals indicating that the hospital will be unable to live within its budget - I do not receive correspondence regarding expenditure of particular hospitals. It is a matter for HSE management to ensure that individual units operate within their budgets.
My Department does obtain relevant information on expenditure from the performance reports, which are also available to the Deputy on the HSE website at http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/Publications/corporate/performancereports/2012pr.html.
The only specific issue notified to Finance Unit in my Department relates to Tallaght Hospital. The Vote and Treasury Section in the HSE has indicated that the level of funding issued to Tallaght Hospital is in excess of the approved budget. However, I understand that this has been the subject of discussions at the HSE Board and was approved by the HSE's Accounting Officer.
With regard to the second part of the question, this relates to whether correspondence has been received by the HSE and, as such, is an operational matter for the HSE. I have forwarded this to the HSE, which will reply directly to Deputy Kelleher.