Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (169)

John Curran

Ceist:

169. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Health the process involved in the appointment of a new director general for the HSE; the length of time the process will take; the arrangements that will be put in place following the retirement of the former director general and prior to the appointment of a new director general; the reason the position is only being advertised now; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21717/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Preparations are advancing regarding the process for the appointment of a new Director General for the HSE. This will be done in accordance with the provisions of the governing legislation which is Section 16E of the Health Act 2004 as amended by the Health Service (Governance) Act, 2013. This requires that the recruitment process will be undertaken in line with the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004. The recruitment will be carried out by the Public Appointments Service and will include an international executive search. My Department is engaging with the Public Appointments Service to progress this as a priority.

The post will be advertised shortly.

In the meanwhile, I have appointed Mr John Connaghan to carry out the role of Director General of the HSE pending the completion of the recruitment process