Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (239)

Gerald Nash


239. Deputy Gerald Nash asked the Minister for Health the number of paediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the Health Service Executive system; the facilities in which they are based; his plans to recruit necessary additional specialist surgeons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12082/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Subject to overall parameters set by Government, the Health Service Executive has the responsibility for determining the composition of its staffing complement. In that regard, it is a matter for the Executive to recruit, manage and deploy staff to best meet the requirements of its Annual Service Plan for the delivery of health and personal social services to the public. The Executive is the appropriate body to consider the matter raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.