Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (207)

Michael McGrath

Question:

207. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the appointment of a consultant oncologist with specialist knowledge of sarcoma; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42742/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Consultant Medical Oncologist with a special interest in sarcoma was due to commence on 1st September 2019.  On 17th September she advised Human Resources in St Vincent’s University Hospital that she would not be taking up the post due to personal reasons.

St Vincent’s University Hospital informed the Department of this on 25 September.  As a voluntary hospital, St Vincent's operates its own recruitment policy.  The post was subsequently re-advertised on Sunday 6th October 2019, with a closing date of Sunday 3rd November 2019.