Up to HSSD to put a priority on its spending
Tuesday 11th December 2012, 5:00PM GMT.
HEALTH and Social Services will not receive more funding to improve its financial management, the Treasury and Resources minister has said following the department’s £2.5m overspend.
Gavin St Pier, pictured, said his message to all States departments ahead of this week’s Budget debate, in which HSSD will ask for a £2.1m. increase to its 2013 budget, was that the onus was on it to control and prioritise its funding.
‘I think that the challenges within HSSD which have come out in the last few weeks will be a cause for concern throughout 2013 as well,’ he said.
‘Clearly we need to ensure that we have good financial management and financial control, not only to manage the cash limit, but also in delivering FTP targets.’
He said he endorsed a review initiated by States chief executive Mike Brown to examine the adequacy of the department’s financial management.