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Departmental Functions

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 15 February 2022

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Ceisteanna (827)

David Cullinane

Ceist:

827. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health his plans and the actions under way to restructure his Department; the measures that will be taken; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8131/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Under the Public Service Management Act, the Secretary General of the Department of Health has the authority, responsibility and accountability for a range of functions, including the assignment of staff within an appropriate structure to facilitate an effective response to matters that pertain to the Department, while ensuring cost effective public services.

A new Statement of Strategy for the Department is now in place and the Secretary General has established a review which is examining how best to structure the Department and to prioritise the assignment of its available and sanctioned staffing, in order to effectively progress its strategic business priorities over the coming years. 

It is anticipated that implementation of the outcome of the review will commence during 2022. 

Questions Nos. 828 to 830, inclusive, answered with Question No. 91.
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