Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (500)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

500. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if more advanced nurse practitioners will be appointed to the emergency department of Letterkenny University Hospital in view of the pressure the staff in that department are constantly under [10013/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The need to increase the numbers of consultants, doctors, nurses, and midwives in the public health service is a priority for this Government. The Government has allocated an additional €646 million in current expenditure to Health in Budget 2018, including funds for an additional 1,800 front line staff.

As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.