The newly created position was filled last week without any public any public advertisement or recruitment process. Miss [Carol] Hanney (top) will continue to enjoy her current salary scale, which starts at €91,765.’
The HSE West has confirmed that it has dismissed three people in the past 12 months in response to persistent absenteeism.
In a report outlining measures tackling absenteeism in HSE West Mr Rogers added that cases involving 10 staff members were at an advanced stage in disciplinary procedures. He also confirmed that 412 reviews of sick leave had taken place with individuals where the trend had caused concern to managers.
Mr Rogers said the various measures were “an assurance about how serious we are taking this issue right across area west”.