Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (490)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

490. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the roll out of the framework for safe nurse staffing and skill mix in general and specialist medical and surgical care settings; the hospitals in which it is operational; and the timeframe for extending it to all acute settings. [30645/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Framework for safe Nurse staffing and Skill mix in General, Specialist Medical and Surgical care settings in acute Adult hospitals in Ireland which I launched last year sets out for the first time a methodology for calculating the staffing requirement and skill mix needed in our specialist medical and surgical wards in adult hospitals.

The rollout of the Framework has commenced on a phased basis. A procurement process to acquire the ICT infrastructure necessary to support the rollout is under way.