Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Public Accounts Committee
Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)
Mr. Stephen Mulvany:
Overall, the vast bulk of the reduction is in the private maintenance charge because of difficulties associated with Covid and getting into and around hospitals. Obviously, Covid patients are automatically deemed to be public patients so that makes up €69 million of a total €80 million drop, year on year.