The Beacon Hospital in Dublin has confirmed that an employee featured in last week's RTÉ Investigations Unit report into procurement practices at Irish hospitals has resigned.

Separate investigations into claims made by the programme are still being probed by St Vincent's Hospital.

Last Thursday's programme, broadcast on Prime Time, focused on the medical supplies company - Eurosurgical - and its dealings with St Vincent’s and the Beacon Hospital.

It reported that Noel Bergin, a supply chain co-ordinator at the Beacon, accepted a two-week holiday in Florida from the company.

It also stated that the costs were later reimbursed.

In a statement this afternoon, the Beacon Hospital confirmed that Mr Bergin resigned his employment earlier today.

It also says the hospital continues to investigate the issues raised in the programme.

Meanwhile, St Vincent’s Hospital has established its investigation team to inquire into matters raised in the programme.

The group is to be chaired by an outside forensic accountant, Laura Gallagher from KPMG.

They are due to meet for the first time tomorrow.

Separately, the health committee is to discuss the matter on Thursday.

The committee invited St Vincent’s to attend but the hospital said it could not because of the ongoing investigation.

Representatives from the Beacon are due to attend.

The Beacon has also appointed an external consultant to conduct and internal audit of its procurement policy and procedures.