Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Public Accounts Committee

Mental Health Services - Financial Statements 2020

9:30 am

Ms Anne O'Connor:

What happened in terms of the initial look-back at the 50 files which was carried out, as Mr. Reid said, at a local level, was perfectly appropriate. When the concerns emerged from that, it was notified to the national system in June last year. At that time, Ms O'Neill, as national director, was notified. It then came through to me and Dr. Henry and the safety and quality subcommittee of the board was advised that there was an issue. It has monitored the situation throughout and it has been updated on the progress in respect of the review since then.