Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Public Accounts Committee
Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)
Mr. Joe Ryan:
All of the organisations are reviewed locally by the local service managers in terms of the services delivered. With Covid and other challenges over the past year, the provision of service has been challenged due to the unavailability of staff who are close contacts and the various issues that have arisen.
In terms of the monitoring of compliance, we have a number of measures which have been outlined to the Deputy such as our annual compliance statements. They are detailed in terms of compliance with procurement and other procedures the organisations have to comply with, such as public standards. Any organisation with funding of over €150,000 has to provide annual financial statements and any organisation with funding of over €250,000 has to provide a more detailed statement on compliance with corporate governance, procurement and other control measures. The statements that are submitted to us are all reviewed by our teams in the CHOs. The CMSUs, to which the CEO referred to earlier and which are being resourced at the moment, are assisting the services in doing a more detailed analysis and supporting their engagement with the service providers.