Thursday, 13 December 2012

Ceisteanna (190)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Ceist:

190. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the proposed staffing reduction in the Health Service Executive in 2013 in terms of total number, staff grade, location, and so on; the way that this reduction will be achieved; the timeline and cost saving of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56181/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Government has decided that the numbers employed across the public service must be reduced to 282,500 by the end of 2014 in order to meet its fiscal and budgetary targets. The health sector must make a proportionate contribution to the achievement of this reduction.

The Health Estimates published on 5 December are based on an expected reduction in 2013 of approximately 3,200 wholetime equivalents. The final staffing ceiling will be confirmed by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

Question No. 191 answered with Question No. 176.