Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (318)

Bernard Durkan


318. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the extent to which the numbers of junior hospital doctors, consultants, nursing or other staff levels have fluctuated annually over the past five years to date; the number who have retired or resigned for whatever reason; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49147/12]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government has decided that the numbers employed across the public service must be reduced in order to meet its fiscal and budgetary targets. The health sector must make its contribution to that reduction. The Deputy's specific enquiry in relation to health sector staffing levels has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

Question No. 319 answered with Question No. 28.