RTÉ News has learned that a HSE report has found that the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street in Dublin is non-compliant with Government pay policy. 

This followed an audit of allowances to employees in section 38 agencies which receive funding from the HSE.

The HSE report, which will be presented to the Oireachtas health committee tomorrow, states that the National Maternity hospital had indicated that three employees were "in receipt of remuneration not in line with department of health pay scales and that contractual entitlement exists". 

The report says that "they have not provided the necessary documentation in support of this entitlement to the HSE, citing confidentiality reasons".

It says the hospital is deemed to be non-compliant with Government pay policy.

The matter, it states, is being addressed by the National Director of Acute Hospitals.

The HSE is examining the situation with regard to the standard service agreement between the hospital and the HSE.

A response is awaited from the National Maternity hospital which was contacted a short time ago.

The HSE is not commenting on the report.

HSE officials are due to discuss the report tomorrow before the Oireachtas health committee, which is chaired by Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer.

The HSE report also states that 25 agencies or bodies have made submissions to the HSE to be allowed to pay allowances to 84 employees.

The employees, the report states, are deemed to have an entitlement to the allowances as it states they have "employment contractual rights".

The report says that following a review of these payments with the HSE's legal team, it has requested that the Department of Health considers sanctioning these payments.

It also says that the payments should cease once the "current post holder" no longer holds the role or responsibilities.

It says future appontments will be in line with Department of Health pay scales

It is understood this has to be signed off by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.