HSE set to receive €219m bailout upon Dáil approval

The Health Service Executive is to receive a bailout totalling €219m once voted on in the Dáil next week.

It is after revised spending estimates showed the HSE had made some savings but was still overspending on the allocation it was given in the budget last year.

A document for the new spending estimates for the Health Service Executive outlines where more money is needed.

It states an additional sum required of €351m for various HSE regions, hospitals, the state claims agency and spending on demand led schemes.

However the HSE is not going to spend money on pension lump sum requirements and on capital projects this year totalling €132m.

So the HSE said that it needs a bailout of €219m.

The Department of Health is also expected to find savings of €20m in its budget meaning the final extra cash needed will be €199m.

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