On Wednesday, 27 February, the Audit Committee of the Scottish Parliament will hear evidence from the former Chief Executive (Mr Dick Manson) and the former Chairman of the Western Isles Health Board (Mr David Currie) on the inquiry into the Auditor General for Scotland’s Section 22 Report on the 2006/07 Audit of the Western Isles Health Board.
This hearing will be relayed live on the Internet on this link. The Committee will sit in Committee Room 2 and proceedings will commence at 10 am. The deliberations of the Committee on the evidence by Mr Manson and Mr Currie will be held in private.
The Western Isles Health Board went through a turbulent period in recent years, after it ran up a £3.5m deficit and top management was presented with a vote of no-confidence from its staff. After intervention from the then Scottish Executive, a new management team was installed, but financial affairs have not improved. The vote of no confidence remains, apparently.