Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Public Accounts Committee

Mental Health Services - Financial Statements 2020

9:30 am

Mr. Paul Reid:

I want to be careful in what I say here. As part of a protected disclosure process, the person who is appointed - the authorised person under the Act - will be in touch with Dr. Sharma and will outline the process and assess whether supports are needed. Dr. Sharma is not a direct employee of the HSE at this point in time.

If I may, I invite my colleague. Dr. Burke, who is the most experienced person here in terms of clinical oversight, to comment. It is good to hear it from the clinical lead.