Martin Curley’s exit interview with The Currency: “Most of the problems in the HSE are management problems”
Tasked with digitally transforming the HSE, Martin Curley has resigned. He blames a lack of "will and skill" in the HSE's management and constant blockages of innovation. He no longer believes it is possible to fix the system from the inside.
State aid, Brexit and medical emergencies: Why the HSE turned down Sloane Helicopters for an €8m tender
Sloane Helicopters was undercut on costs by more than a quarter when tendering for a medical helicopter service for the southwest. But the UK provider has brought a High Court challenge claiming its rival's bid is "abnormally low".
Paul Reid to take up advisory role with EY next year
The former chief executive of the HSE is following a now well-trodden path from the public to the private sector. EY, which provided services to the state during the pandemic, said details about which clients or what projects he will be involved with are not yet confirmed.
The hospital as “money making machine”: a private Covid deal for the public good
The HSE has refused to pay €6.6 million in costs to the Mater Hospital Group under a national emergency Covid-19 deal in 2020, claiming the private equity owners of the group are engaged in profit extraction. The Mater group is arguing that it is too late to rewrite the bargain.
The HSE was sued when a €7.5m emergency ventilator deal collapsed last March. Now it’s the IDA’s turn
Ireland's agency for foreign direct investment is being blamed for the HSE's withdrawal from a contract to buy critical ventilators. The Irish medical supplies firm who lost out on the deal now wants the IDA to pay damages.
From garda complaints to alleged defamation: ventilator row goes to arbitration
Having urgently signed a €7.5 million contract to buy ventilators on the night of the lockdown, the HSE cancelled the deal and allegedly sparked a garda investigation involving Interpol. Court proceedings followed but a recent ruling means the dispute will now continue behind closed doors.