Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (151)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

151. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 368 of 16 April 2019, the additional funding his Department will provide towards the delayed digitalised registration system in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in addition to the contribution already made of €44,480; if the NMBI will be funding the remainder of the total project cost of €2,089,500 from nurses and midwives annual retention fees; the status of the expected new go-live date of the registration system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48409/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

My Department recognises the importance of the digitisation programme currently being undertaken by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

As I advised previously primary responsibility for funding the digitisation project rests with the NMBI. My Department will consider any requests for additional funding should the NMBI be unable to meet the full costs of the project from within its operational budget.

I have asked to NMBI to update you directly on the go live date for the project.