Thursday, 1 July 2021

Questions (416)

Dessie Ellis


416. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if those members of staff who had been transferred from mental health services to supplement Covid-19 services will be returned to mental health services; and if so, when this will occur; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28892/21]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Health)

As this Parliamentary Question relates to an operational issue, it is a matter for the HSE. However, members of the Oireachtas are advised that the HSE is currently unable to access the information to answer Parliamentary Questions due to the recent cyber-attack, which has required a temporary shut-down of HSE IT systems. The disruption to service is on-going, and the HSE is working hard to restore its IT capacity and resume normal services. Members of the Oireachtas will be advised as soon as the HSE is again in a position to provide responses to PQs and are encouraged to resubmit their Parliamentary Questions at that point.