Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (430)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

430. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health if he has received a submission seeking additional resources for the cross-border directive unit; the number of staff that have been requested; when the submission was received; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8300/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The management of staffing levels for the HSE Cross Border Directive (CBD) office is an operational matter for the HSE.  I understand that a business case for increased staffing levels has been made by the CBD office and is being considered in the HSE. A copy of this business case was forwarded by the HSE to my Department in May 2018 for information purposes.

As this is an operational matter I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on the particulars of the staffing submission in relation to the CBD office.