Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (2288)

Michael Lowry


2288. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health the number of psychologists currently working within HSE services in south County Tipperary; the efforts South Tipperary HSE services are making to find a qualified psychologist to cover upcoming maternity leave in the south County Tipperary area; the HSE's position on the recruitment of psychologists to cover maternity leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37258/21]

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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.