Forthcoming Report(s)

Emergency procurement of ventilators by the Health Service Executive

The Comptroller and Auditor General has carried out an examination of the emergency procurement of ventilators by the Health Service Executive. 

The report was submitted to the Minister for Health on 7 December 2022, who under the provisions of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993, is required to present the report to Dáil Éireann within three months of that date.

The examination was undertaken to review the HSE’s management of the emergency procurement of ventilators.  In particular, it sought to examine

  • whether the HSE was effective in obtaining the required number of ventilators of the required quality
  • whether the HSE identified and managed the risks associated with the emergency procurement effectively
  • whether the HSE had a robust system in place for checking the ventilators purchased
  • how the costs incurred during the emergency procurement were monitored and evaluated, and the extent to which the ventilators purchased were effectively deployed.