Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (226, 227, 229, 230, 231, 232)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

226. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of agency nursing staff being utilised to staff existing vacancies in community healthcare organisation area 2, CHO2. [4833/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

227. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the services that have been curtailed in order to adjust downwards staffing levels to a safe service. [4834/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

229. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the policy that community healthcare organisation area 2, CHO2, is using regarding the recruitment of nursing staff; and if CHO2 is using a policy of one out, one in. [4836/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

230. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the reason community healthcare organisation area 2, CHO2, is choosing to ignore circular 10/2017. [4837/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

231. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of nurses who have been recruited, processed and appointed on a temporary and permanent basis in the community healthcare organisation area 2, CHO2, respectively. [4838/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

232. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of agency nurses working in community health-care organisation area 2, CHO2, who have been converted to direct employment; and the costing associated with the employment of agency compared to directly employed staff. [4839/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 226, 227 and 229 to 232, inclusive, together.

I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly on this matter.