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Health Department needs to ensure all systems fit for purpose – Sue Ramsey

2 July, 2013 - by Sue Ramsey

Sinn Féin MLA Sue Ramsey said it is extremely concerning that there are allegations of malpractice around procurement issues in the Northern Health Trust

The West Belfast MLA and Chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee said:

“This is not the first time that whistle blowers have uncovered evidence of malpractice and I am pleased to see them and their evidence being taken seriously and investigated

“It is important that people working in the public sector feel able to come forward and voice their concerns when they witness procedures not being properly followed and public money is being mishandled.

“We have been here too many times before. The department should ensure that all its systems are fit for purpose and doesn’t wait until a problem presents itself before rigorously enforcing proper procedures.”

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