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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 27 July 2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (2914)

Richard Boyd Barrett


2914. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health the plans he has to show his appreciation for all front-line workers under his remit other than a clap on the back; if he is planning a bonus, gratuity payment for all those workers who have been struggling and worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic; if so, when this will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39635/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I wish to convey my sincere gratitude to health sector workers in relation to their continuing efforts in the delivery of health services during this very challenging pandemic period.

Government have indicated their intention to recognise front-line healthcare workers in respect of the extraordinary contribution and commitment they have made in the management of the pandemic.

The HSE, my Department and Government are considering the most appropriate means and timeline for such recognition, noting that the pandemic is ongoing.