Sligo Hospital overspends €800,000 a month

Sligo Regional Hospital continues to spend €822,000 per month over it’s approved budget according to the most recent figures by the HSE last week.

Sligo Regional Hospital continues to spend €822,000 per month over it’s approved budget according to the most recent figures by the HSE last week.

Statistics from the HSE showed that Sligo Regional Hospital is already €7.4m over it’s allocated budget for the first nine months of the year. Cavan General Hospital was also found to be spending over budget, it is €4.7m in surplus of the budget for the nine months of the year to September 30.

The local health office of Sligo/ Leitrim is €2m over it’s budget also, the performance report showed that the local health offices are spending over €200,000 a month more than their budget allows.

The Performance Reports provides the most up-to-date picture of what is happening at all levels inside Irish hospitals, community services and the HSE itself.

Statistics for Sligo Regional Hospital reveal that by September 30th it had spent €78.4 million of its entire 2012 budget of €92.3 million, 10.% over the annual budget.

But the cut backs in hospitals around the country did help contribute to the national picture which saw the HSE’s overall deficit for 2012 drop back to €399 million.

Sligo Regional is also now listed 13th in Ireland, for rates of absenteeism on a rolling assessment over three months up to August.

Cregg House is placed 112th in a list of 119 named centres, while Roscommon County Hospital is 7th in Irish health settings for absenteeism.

General support staff (9.75%), nursing staff (7.39%) and management/admin (6.48%) absenteeism rates in Sligo Regional Hospital all far exceed the national average of 4.7% for the three month rolling period under review.