Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (355)

Charlie McConalogue


355. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the submission of a business plan for additional staffing in a service (details supplied); the position of the HSE on same; when he expects same will be approved and finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21449/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Deputy will be aware the management of staffing levels for the HSE Cross Border Directive (CBD) office is an operational matter for the HSE.  My understanding is that a business case for increased staffing levels has been made by the CBD office and is under consideration within the relevant unit of the HSE.  Given that this is an operational matter I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.