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In March 2006 Ruby McCandless was born by emergency caesarean section at Letterkenny hospital. She was left brain damaged after a failure to diagnose a serious medical condition in her mother prior to birth. Yesterday the High Court approved an interim settlement of €1.4 million against the HSE. Damien Tansey the solicitor for the McCandless family now joins me in studio.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0305/600259-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-5-march-2014/?clipid=1500994
A row has broken out in Ballinasloe in Co Galway over the HSE’s decision to close down the psychiatric services in the town, forcing patients to travel to Roscommon for treatment. Last Friday afternoon, the latest in a series of protest marches took place in Ballinasloe and now Dr Margaret O’Grady – Consultant Psychiatrist and Acting Clinical Director of East Galway Mental Health Services – has decided to go public to voice her opposition to the HSE’s plans.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0120/498942-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-20-january-2014/?clipid=1398102
There were gasps of amazement in the Public Accounts Committee room yesterday when it was revealed that Paul Kiely the former CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic had a pension pot amounting to an astonishing €742,000 euro. The complex layers were peeled back in a letter read by the HSE’s Barry O’Brien to reveal the true extent of Mr.Kiely’s retirement package – before Christmas the committee had been told he got €200,000 tax free lump. Former CEO of the CRC Brian Conlan told the committee that he was unaware of the three quarters of a million being paid to Paul ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0117/498460-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-17-january-2014/?clipid=1396550
The latest HSE audit figures of voluntary hospitals and disability organisations will be discussed at a meeting of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee today, and will put the controversial top-ups issue back under the spotlight. Sean was joined by Martin Wall, Industry Correspondent with the Irish Times; Kieran O'Donnell, Fine Gael TD and Fionnan Sheahan of the Irish Independenthttp://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1219/493780-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-19-december-2013/?clipid=1380965
Within the past hour or so, the Health Service Executive has published its National Service Plan for 2014 detailing how it intends to meet budget reduction targets of over €600 million, cut staff by more than 3,000 and deal with additional deficits of over €400million. The Director General of the HSE Tony O’Brien joined Sean this morning.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1218/493585-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-18-december-2013/?clipid=1380187
The Irish Times reports today that the Health Services Executive served two formal warnings on the Central Remedial Clinic earlier this year relating to the appointment process for its new chief executive. The process was described by the HSE as “highly irregular”. These new revelations come in a week where health minister James Reilly has contradicted what former CRC chairman Des Peelo told us on Monday about HSE executives being aware of top up payments being made to some senior staff. Martin Wall, industry correspondent of the Irish Times spoke to Sean.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1204/490803-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-4-december-2013/?clipid=1370161
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