Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (419)

Jack Chambers


419. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if a matter (details supplied) regarding interns at Beaumont Hospital will be addressed; if his attention has been drawn to this matter; the steps he will take to address same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9505/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Haddington Road Agreement, for those on salaries (inclusive of allowances in the nature of pay) of €35,000 or greater, overtime is paid at the rate of time and a quarter at the individual's scale point.

The basic salary of Interns, as specified in the health sector salary scales, is set at €36,492 since 1 January 2018, having increased to €36,131 when the Living Out Allowance was incorporated into basic pay with effect from 1 July 2017.

The rate of overtime paid by Beaumont Hospital in respect of Interns, time and a quarter, is therefore correct.