Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (164)

Peter Burke

Question:

164. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health his views on a nursing recruitment issue (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50677/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

With regard to the details supplied by the Deputy, he will be aware that while there is no national recruitment embargo or moratorium, there is a priority requirement for all HSE services to maintain, or get to, an affordable staffing level that is sustainable in 2019 and 2020, while also prioritising the delivery of safe services.

With regard to the specifics of the question raised, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on this matter.