Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Public Accounts Committee

Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)

10:00 am

Mr. Paul Reid:

In terms of policy, it is, as the organisations are a major part of the service provision in the Health Act 2004. They are a part of the health system and the delivery of services and they provide a very valuable service. While I have highlighted some of the governance issues that arise, overall, as Deputy McAuliffe is aware, they provide a very valuable service for service users and in particular for the health service. We see them as a valued part of the service providers going forward.