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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 3 Oct 2001

Vol. 541 No. 2

Written Answers. - Health Service Staff.

Bernard Allen


601 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Health and Children his views on recent statements (details supplied) that a model, developed to study manpower shortages among allied health professionals, could be used to examine any manpower issues in the health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22103/01]

Dr. Peter Bacon and Associates were engaged by my Department to undertake a manpower planning study of the prospective supply and demand for a number of therapy grades, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. The study was published on 25 July 2001. This report makes an important contribution to the development of workforce planning models for the health service.

Question No. 602 answered with Question

No. 559.

Question No. 603 answered with Question

No. 581.