HSE spends around €70,000 a day on taxis

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
HSE spends around €70,000 a day on taxis

It has emerged the HSE spends around €70,000 a day on taxis, one of the highest users in western Europe.

The Sunday Independent reports that one cab company received almost €1m last year from the Executive.

The revelations will increase pressure on the HSE to find more cost effective solutions for transporting patients and specimens.

The figures, which were obtained through a freedom of Information request show that two Dublin firms netted almost €1m last year and a third firm made over €600,000.

In Cork a firm made €755,000 with six other firms making earnings of €200,000-€390,000.