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Mary Lou McDonald TD calls for HIQA Executives to return to PAC with Chairperson to address governance issues relating to nursing home fees

8 October, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader and Public Accounts Committee member Mary Lou McDonald TD has today written to the Clerk and Chair of the Committee calling for HIQA’s Executives to return to the PAC with the authority’s Chairperson to address governance issues within HIQA relating to nursing home fees.

Deputy McDonald said;

“HIQA were before the Public Accounts Committee just over a week ago during which I raised the specific issues of conflicts of interest and HIQA’s involvement in the setting of nursing home fees. In both instances I was assured no such issues arose in the authority.

“Yet today very serious questions have been raised in a media report pointing to significant governance issues within HIQA. 

"In response to these reports I have today written to the Chair and Clerk of the Public Accounts committee requesting that HIQA’s Executives return to the committee as a matter of urgency and that the authority’s Chairperson Brian McEnery also attend.”

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