Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (691)

Robert Dowds

Question:

691. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health when there will be further recruitment of paramedics by the Health Service Executive. [8279/13]

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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. However, the HSE can make staff appointments once it remains within its overall employment ceiling and has the financial resources to do so. As the recruitment of paramedics is a matter for the HSE in the first instance, the Deputy's enquiry has been referred to the Executive for direct reply.

Question No. 692 answered with Question No. 676.