Paul Reid steps down as HSE chief as search for successor to €370,549 position begins

The search for the next boss of the HSE has begun – with a salary of 370,549 euros on offer.

It comes as Paul Reid is stepping down as HSE chief today ahead of his planned departure in May 2024.

The job advertisement for his successor provides for a five-year contract. There are also pension contributions. The closing date for entries is October 13th.

Mr Reid said today: “Last day in office as CEO of HSE. Feeling emotionally exhausted saying goodbye to employees who come to work every day to give people good care and hope.

“This was the most inspiring time of my career. I’m humbled and a better person for the privilege. Thank you all.”

Mr Reid said his main reason for retiring early was to spend more time with his family and to fly to Texas next week for his granddaughter’s birthday.

The advert for the new chief states that they must have extensive senior management experience in healthcare or social services or other comparable and relevant business environment of appropriate complexity as relevant to the role.

You must also have strategic leadership experience with a proven track record in organizational management and organizational improvement in a distributed and highly complex organization or other relevant and highly complex organization relevant to this role.

You must also have a proven track record of implementing larger systems.

HSE chief financial officer Stephen Mulvany will take over as interim chairman of the board from Monday.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Stephen Donnelly and Ministers of State in his ministry Mary Butler, Frank Feighan and Anne Rabbitte said their €23.4 billion budget next year is the highest in the state’s history.

Mr Donnelly said: “This €23.4 billion investment follows record investments in healthcare in 2021 and 2022.

“These investments have ensured the continued implementation of Sláintecare by providing a range of capacity and reform measures that ensure the quality of services continues to improve, while maintaining a focus on patient safety and improving access and affordability Health care needs to be improved to achieve the best patient outcomes.

“This is the third consecutive health budget that significantly increases investment in our health and social care services. Since 2020, we have delivered around 2,000 acute, intensive care and community beds so far, and another 400 are scheduled to go into operation by the end of 2022. About 250 more beds will be delivered in 2023.

“Our healthcare workforce continues to grow at a rapid pace, with the workforce expected to reach 137,000 by the end of this year.

“Budget 2023 provides funding for a further expansion of up to 6,000 full-time equivalents (WTE) in 2023 to continue this Government’s significant investment in Ireland’s healthcare system.” Paul Reid steps down as HSE chief as search for successor to €370,549 position begins

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