A request by the HSE to voluntary health agencies to confirm they are operating in line with public pay policy has been largely ignored to date, with just five out of 43 voluntary bodies responding.
Health Minister James Reilly said 10 more agencies have sought more time to respond. He was responding to a report that the CEO of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, is receiving a €30,000 allowance from shops on campus. He said additional non-pay monies that arise from activities in the private sector cannot be used to supplement pay.
He said if the confirmations are not received shortly, the department will have to take further action.
Crumlin Hospital said its CEO has a contractual entitlement to payment of an allowance for the supervision of auxiliary activities, income from franchises, and change management. This payment is non- pensionable and does not come from HSE or charitable funds.
It said the allowance is a private contractual arrangement between the board and the CEO.
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