Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (963)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

963. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Health his plans to pay student nurses on placement during the Covid-19 pandemic. [27191/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The HSE continues to fund the employment of 4th year student nurses who are on rostered work placements in hospital settings.

These 4th year students are paid at the approved rate as detailed on the HSE salary scale of €21,749 (annualised - psychiatric nursing specialism) and €21,322 (annualised - all other nursing specialisms).

In addition, there are other supports open to all eligible nursing students

- An accommodation allowance available for eligible nursing students of up to €50.79 a week for the duration of a placement where it is necessary for a student to obtain accommodation away from his/her normal place of residence

- A travel allowance is also available to eligible nursing students 

Question No. 964 answered with Question No. 764.