Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Public Accounts Committee
Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)
I thank Mr. Reid and all the people in the HSE for their work over the last 18 months. It has been a very difficult time for everyone.
I want to touch on the last issue Mr. Reid dealt with. With regard to the funding for SouthDoc, I note from my notes that in 2019 the funding for SouthDoc was €8.3 million, my figure for 2020 was €12.3 million and for 2021 it is €7.5 million. I wonder why there was a 50% increase between 2019 and 2020, in particular when some of the centres were closed. Could I have an explanation for that variation in the funding to SouthDoc over that three-year time period?