DPER refused to support draft memo on new regions due to HSE’s finances

By Paul Mulholland | November 21, 2019

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) refused to support a draft memo for Government on the creation of regional integrated care organisations (RICOs) due to the precarious financial position of the HSE, the Medical Independent can reveal. Mr Ronnie Downes, Assistant Secretary, Central Expenditure Policy, DPER, outlined the decision in…

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