Thursday, 26 June 2014
The Economic Management Council consists of four people, two of whom previously held the position of Minister for Health and have some knowledge of how the Department operates. They were not in the Department when the HSE was established. That has been the cause of a great many difficulties as a result of the less than satisfactory way in which it was set up. Budgetary arrangements for this year and overruns in the health budget are matters for concern and will be considered by the Economic Management Council, the Minister for Health and the Cabinet.