Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Public Accounts Committee

Mental Health Services - Financial Statements 2020

9:30 am

Photo of Imelda MunsterImelda Munster (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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When Mr. Reid talked about difficulties in recruitment and recruitment challenges, it struck me that for anybody looking on and anybody who has read the report into CAMHS, it is certainly not an advertisement for recruitment to see the treatment of people who highlight issues. As a public healthcare provider, you would imagine that the HSE would be eternally grateful to people who flag what is, at the very minimum, a substandard in care. You would imagine that Mr. Reid, as the head buck cat if you like, would be very grateful to those people and they would be treated properly so they would not end up feeling they had no option other than to walk away from their employment. You would imagine that, at the best of times.

Following Mr. Reid's appearance in front of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health last week, it was again reported that the HSE's probing reports indicated the whistleblower was mistreated.

Is that the case? Could Mr. Reid outline the form of the probe?