Nursing Staff Data

Questions (779)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

779. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of staff nurses employed as of 31 October 2019 or the latest date available; and the equivalent figure for the same date in 2018 [45567/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Strategic Workforce Planning & Intelligence Unit in the HSE publish a monthly staffing census called the Health Service Employment Report online here:

https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/resources/our-workforce/workforce-reporting/health-service-employment-report-sept-2019.pdf.

This reports sets out current staffing WTE levels on a monthly basis, as well as how these levels compare to the previous month, and to the same period last year, and this is broken down by Employment Staff Group on page 2 of this report.

Information relating to October staffing levels are not as yet available, however the September data is already published at that link and as such, is publicly available.

The October data should be available at that same website shortly.

Health Services

Questions (780)

Barry Cowen

Question:

780. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health if he will address a series of matters (details supplied). [45571/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly, as soon as possible.

Services for People with Disabilities

Questions (781)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

781. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 346 of 15 October 2019, the engagement that has taken place with persons (details supplied) to date regarding the period of engagement with the HSE; if the HSE will outline the plans in place for the provision of day services following the three-month period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45576/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.