Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (630)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

630. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the extent to which sufficient nursing staff are readily available in line with requirements over the next three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30824/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

A workforce planning exercise carried out in 2012 to forecast future staffing requirements as part of the Review of the Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery Degree Programmes has indicated that the overall number of trainee nurses and midwives currently undertaking the programmes, 1,570 places in total, is considered to be sufficient to meet demand.