Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (444, 452)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

444. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to situations whereby front-line health workers trying to access the shorter working year scheme are being declined (details supplied); the number of front-line workers that have successfully availed of the scheme in the past five years in its current and former form, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9591/18]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

452. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the situation whereby persons working in front-line health care trying to access the shorter working year scheme are being declined (details supplied); the number of front-line staff that have successfully availed of the scheme in the past five years. [9646/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 444 and 452 together.

I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly on these matters.