Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1259)

Jim O'Callaghan

Question:

1259. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Health the status of the HSE recruitment embargo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32386/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

There is no recruitment embargo or moratorium in the health service at present. 

The HSE are required to operate within their allocated budget in line with the National Service Plan approved for 2019, but will proceed with the filling of posts associated with new developments while ensuring the safe delivery of services.  

I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on this matter.