Mysterious disease to be replaced

I see the HSE has quietly dropped (Sub required) the infamous and very expensive PPARS computer system.

A combination of gross incompetence and greed saw costs rise from an initial €9 million to, a lot of heads should roll; €200 million.

Ah no, I’m only joking, no heads rolled at all.

Nobody knows who initiated the project, it was never established who was responsible for its rolling out and even today nobody knows who’s in charge. It was like a mysterious disease that swept through the Department of Health.

Never mind, that’s all behind us now and the HSE is buying another computer system but this time is refusing to tell us how much it’s going to cost.

Very clever strategy because, let’s say it costs, oh I don’t know, about €300 million, they can just say, yep, that’s what our experts estimated.