Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (168)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

168. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the costs that have been incurred by the Health Service Executive in hiring motivational coaches to boost morale within its management; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56000/12]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE will be undergoing radical reform in the coming years. Strong leadership and management in the health service will be of crucial importance in order to deliver on reforms and changes of this scale. As a result, the HSE is implementing a Succession Management Programme in order to strengthen management capacity.

It is anticipated that most executive coaching requirements will be delivered by qualified HSE staff. However, some additional coaching capacity is required and the HSE has tendered for such services on a regional basis. As this tendering process a matter for the HSE in the first instance, I have referred the Deputy's question to the HSE for a more detailed response.