26 Meith 2019, 12.36

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet tomorrow, Thursday, with Officials from the HSE and Department of Health.

The PAC meeting will examine the recently published 2018 financial statements of the Health Service Executive, and also examine the 2017 Appropriation Account of Vote 38 Health; Chapter 16 of the C&AG’s 2017 Annual Report which deals with the control of private patient activity in acute public hospitals.These accounts show that almost €14.8 billion was spent by the Department of Health in 2017.

Other notable expenditure includes payments to the state claims agency, primarily in respect of medical negligence, PAC will also examine expenditure in respect of payments in respect of HSE regions and other health agencies including; section 38 and 39 agencies, and Primary Care Reimbursement services and community demand led schemes; Long term residential care (Fair Deal) and Capital expenditure services.

Furthermore, Chapter 16 of the C&AG’s 2017 Annual Report examines how the HSE controls the level of private treatment fee-based activity in acute public hospitals across the system and whether the HSE’s performance measure meets the key criteria of a good performance measures.

Chairman of the PAC, Seán Fleming TD, said: “The Committee will be keen to examine why the Department of Health/HSE continually requires supplementary estimates each year. We will also examine their oversight role in respect of their own expenditure, and the agencies they support with public monies.”

The meeting will start at 9am in Committee room 3, click here to view.

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Committee membership

Teachtaí

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Fine Gael

Seán Fleming - Cathaoirleach

Fianna Fáil

Labour Party

Fianna Fáil

Social Democrats