Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Department of Health and Children
Nursing Homes Repayment Scheme
The Health Service Executive has responsibility for administering the health repayment scheme in conjunction with the appointed scheme administrator KPMG/McCann Fitzgerald. Since the scheme commenced in 2006, a total of €18.654m has been paid to date to all companies that have been involved with the scheme. A breakdown of payments made to each of the companies is as follows:
|KPMG & McCann Fitzgerald||2.017||8.653||2.274||1.118||14.062|
|Various Solicitor Firms||0.514||1.245||0.770||0.486||3.015|
|Complete Network Technology||Nil||0.015||0.007||0.005||0.027|
|Brunswick Press Ltd.||Nil||0.005||Nil||Nil||0.005|
The replies provided to previous questions referred to payments made to companies working on the administration of the scheme as at the relevant dates. PQs 16923/08 and 23910/08 referred to payments made to various companies whereas the reply to PQ 37120/09 referred only to payments made to the Scheme Administrator. When responding to PQ 37120/09, the HSE inadvertently provided information on payments made to the scheme administrator excluding VAT, which explains the lower expenditure amounts made to the Scheme Administrator when compared to amounts previously reported. In respect of the decreased figure for Client Solutions, credits were issued to the HSE by Client Solutions against invoices charged in error to the Repayment Scheme.
I wish to confirm now that the total payments made to date in respect of all companies working on the administration of the scheme since 2006 amounts to €18.654m.