Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (420, 427, 429)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

420. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the opening of additional beds at a facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44198/19]

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Brendan Griffin

Question:

427. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health if additional staff will be recruited at a community hospital (details supplied) in County Kerry to cover annual leave and short and long-term sick leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44217/19]

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Brendan Griffin

Question:

429. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health the reason bed capacity at a community hospital (details supplied) in County Kerry has reduced from 43 to 39; if additional resources will be deployed immediately to return bed capacity to 43; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44220/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 420, 427 and 429 together.

As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.