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Paul Reid to step down as CEO of HSE

Paul Reid says he will be stepping down from his position as CEO of the HSE later this year.

He has agreed to leave in December, to allow time to find his successor.

In a message to HSE staff, Paul Reid said he is making the decision with a heavy heart, and it was the hardest decision he has ever made in his career.

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Reacting to the news, Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly paid tribute to Mr Reid on the announcement of his resignation:

"Since his appointment as Chief Executive in June 2019, Paul Reid has provided exemplary leadership to the HSE. He has led Ireland’s health service through some of its most difficult days and has done so with dedication and professionalism.

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Minister Donnelly added that throughout the pandemic, Paul Reid played "a critical role in leading Ireland’s response to the greatest health emergency of our times."

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