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HSE Capital Plans for two years are still outstanding

06 Feb 2015

The HSE is yet to publish the Capital Plan 2014-2018 — year 2014, let alone the Capital Plan 2015-2019 — year 2015, with some details of this year’s plan already public knowledge, IMT reports.

Efforts to get comment from the HSE failed at the time of going to press.

IMT previously reported (19/09/2014) that the Department of Health (DoH) had finally received its formal letter of consent for the ‘Capital Plan 2014-2018 — year 2014’ from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, which it had first requested in April last year, but notwithstanding the HSE has still not published the Plan.

At the time, Hawkins House informed this publication that the DoH had formally notified the HSE of the approval and that the imminent publication of the Capital Plan was expected just a couple of months before the announcement of Budget 2015.

Details of the Capital Plan — year 2014 was due to be published by the HSE on its website and preparatory work was under way, and it was proposed to publish the details as soon as possible, a spokesperson for the Department had told IMT.

The HSE only published its Capital Plan for 2013 in March of 2014, more than a year late and without the fanfare of previous years.

While the 2013 Plan itself did not provide any costings for projects, the Government had previously announced a capital allocation, excluding ICT, amounting to €341 million.

Lloyd Mudiwa

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Irish Medical Times