Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (216)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

216. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the anticipated number of medical personnel that will staff the new national children's hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20636/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As part of the planning and analysis to support the development of the new children’s hospital a Workforce Planning Strategy for two Paediatric OPD and Urgent Care Centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals and the new children’s hospital was commenced in 2015 by the Children’s Hospital Group.

The workforce priority this year is to progress the consultant post recruitment process for the Paediatric OPD and Urgent Care Centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals.

In relation to the anticipated number of medical personnel that will staff the new hospital, as this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly as soon as possible.