Written Answers. - Health Board Staffing.

Bernard Allen

Ceist:

290 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of administrative posts created in each health board each year since 1995; and the number of new medical posts created in that time in each health board. [27441/01]

The numbers of management-administrative and medical personnel employed by each health board are as set out below. The Deputy should note that the grade category of management-administrative also includes staff who are of direct service to patients, such as consultants' secretaries, community welfare officers, out-patient department personnel, ward clerks, medical records personnel and telephonists, who are engaged in front line duties. Indeed, it has recently been estimated that up to two-thirds of management-administrative posts fall into this category.

Health Board/Authority Grade Category

1994

1995

Annual change

1996

Annual change

1997

Annual change

1998

Annual change

1999

Annual change

2000

Annual change

Eastern

Management/admin

1225

1284

59

1354

70

1477

123

1648

169

1917

271

2218

301

Medical/Dental

524

528

3

552

24

587

35

610

23

660

50

646

-15

Midland

Management/admin

317

330

13

351

22

378

27

404

26

433

29

544

111

Medical/Dental

186

198

10

206

10

211

5

223

11

232

10

255

22

Mid-Western

Management/admin

480

470

-10

504

33

567

63

639

73

691

52

880

189

Medical/Dental

242

280

38

261

1

318

37

333

15

341

9

385

43

North-Eastern

Management/admin

405

441

36

418

-25

463

47

680

218

744

65

676

132

Medical/Dental

192

216

24

205

-11

280

75

300

19

318

18

353

35

North-Western

Management/admin

528

563

34

587

25

624

37

650

28

710

60

918

207

Medical/Dental

227

233

5

246

13

253

7

260

7

262

2

290

28

Sourth-Eastern

Management/admin

619

641

21

611

-30

689

78

728

39

829

100

985

157

Medical/Dental

350

367

17

378

12

393

15

428

34

446

18

502

56

Southern

Management/admin

773

821

49

884

43

930

66

911

-20

1059

148

1224

166

Medical/Dental

507

535

28

543

8

553

10

569

16

588

19

630

41

Western

Management/admin

697

730

33

759

29

781

22

829

49

918

89

1082

164

Medical/Dental

410

415

4

423

8

433

10

457

24

431

-26

497

66

Note 1:All figures are expressed as wholetime equivalents.
Note 2:Slight variances may occur due to rounding.
Note 3:Figures supplied are as recorded in the annual Health Service Personnel at 31 December each year.