Hospitals told to cut deficits by end of 2013

Hospitals told to cut deficits by end of 2013
A performance report from the Health Service Executive shows that

A performance report from the Health Service Executive shows that

Letterkenny General Hospital has a budget over-run of €2.747m up to the end of August.

HSE chief Tony O’Brien has told hospitals to take action to cut their deficits by the end of the year. Management have been told to focus on discretionary spending, overtime and agency costs.

€5 million has paid out in agency and overtime at LGH so far in 2013. The total annual budget is just under €100m (€99.663m).

The report reveals 543 adults and children were waiting for elective procedures in August. A further 1,537 adults and children are on the day case waiting list at LGH. There were 13,737 on the out-patient waiting list, of whom 309 were waiting four years or more for a Consultant led Outpatient attendance.