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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 April 2022

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Questions (1521)

Bríd Smith

Question:

1521. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health if a senior occupational therapist working at a nursing home (details supplied) during the specified period of the Covid-19 pandemic will be eligible for the €1,000 healthcare bonus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19920/22]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Firstly, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all healthcare workers for their efforts during this most challenging period. 

On 19th April the HSE published additional details including full eligibility criteria, particulars and terms and conditions that apply to eligible HSE and Section 38 Agency employees. This information is available at www.hse.ie/eng/staff/resources/hr-circulars/hr-circular-012-2022-pandemic-special-recognition-payment.html 

Separately, the Department of Health shall shortly publish information for those other certain healthcare employees that are covered by the Government Decision and the process available to their employers to implement this measure for their eligible staff. This shall cover eligible staff in: 

- Private Sector Nursing Homes and Hospices (e.g. Private, Voluntary, Section 39 etc.);

- Eligible staff working on-site in Section 39 long-term residential care facilities for people with disabilities;

- Agency roles working in the HSE;

- Health Care Support Assistants (also known as home help / home care / home support) contracted to the HSE;

- Redeployed members of Department of Defence to work in the HSE;

- Paramedics employed by the Department of Local Government, Housing and Heritage

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