Munster hospitals €40m over budget
By Fiachra Ó Cionnaith
Monday, September 10, 2012
Hospitals in Munster were €39.81m in the red by the halfway point this year, with none able to stay within budget just months after a €48.94m cut to their funds.
Figures detailed in today’s Irish Examiner show that while Health Minister James Reilly may be forced to cut hospital cash even further in coming weeks, facilities are already struggling to cope.
The HSE’s performance-monitoring report updates reveal that, of the 12 main hospitals in HSE South and six in HSE Mid West, none are within budget.
By July, the facilities were a total of €39.81m over budget, with the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick about €11.91m in the red.
The Cork University Hospital Group, which includes CUH and CUMH, was €8.28m over budget, while Wexford General was €2.84m over budget.