Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (263)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

263. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of staff nurses employed as of 30 November 2019 or the latest date available; and the equivalent figure for the same date in 2018. [50937/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The numbers that the Deputy is looking for are available publicly within the Health Service Employment Report that the HSE publish online on a monthly basis. I am including the link for the Deputy's information.

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

According to that document (page 2), at end October 2019 the HSE report 25,283 WTE Staff Nurse/Midwives, which is an increase of +83 WTEs compared to the previous month, or an increase of +71 WTEs when compared to the same period last year.