Concern In Clare About Of €500 Million HSE Overspend

A West Clare Councillor is expressing serious concern over the impact of a feared €500 million HSE overspend on health services in the Midwest.

Figures show that at the end of May, the overrun was already at €170 million but with four by-elections nationwide by the end of the year, the Irish Examiner reports that could top out at half a billion euro.

This comes at a time when the hospital system in the Midwest is already under severe strain, with University Hospital Limerick regularly topping the INMO’s trolleywatch report.


Kilkee Fianna Fáil Councillor Cillian Murphy, who is a member of the HSE’s Regional Health Forum West, says