Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (237)

Paudge Connolly

Question:

315 Mr. Connolly asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of locum consultants who were employed at Cavan General Hospital since consultants (details supplied) were suspended in August 2003; the number of hours each locum worked and the cost involved in employing each locum consultant; the number of times each locum was released on a paid basis for interviews and other duties external to the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6745/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Responsibility for the employment of locum consultants in Cavan General Hospital rests with the North Eastern Health Board. My Department has therefore asked the CEO of the North Eastern Health Board to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply to him directly.