DG says HSE must operate within budget

The new head of the HSE says he wants to build a culture of delivering within budget.

It's been given a record 16 billion euro in Government funding for this year, after overspending its budget by 600 million euro in 2018.

Last week the HSE Director General sent senior health managers a memo warning them they must start controlling spending.

Appearing before the Oireachtas Health Committee today, Paul Reid says reaching break even will be tough but it must be done..............