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Written Answers - Health Service Staff

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 519. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald Information on Mary Lou McDonald Zoom on Mary Lou McDonald  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the number of public sector health workers in both his Department and the [536]Health Service Executive who have availed of the Croke Park early retirement scheme including their place of employment (details supplied), grade and specialty in tabular form. [6654/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly Seventeen staff members in total are expected to retire from my Department during the period 1 January 2012 to 29 February 2012. The following is a breakdown of the grades involved:

Staff Members No.
Principal Officer Level 3
Assistant Principal Officer Level 3
Pharmacist 1
Higher Executive Officer Level 5
Clerical /Staff/Executive Officer Level 5

The information in relation to the Health Service Executive is currently being collated and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available.

 520.  Deputy Peadar Tóibín Information on Peadar Tóibín Zoom on Peadar Tóibín  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will detail the 3,500 staff seeking to avail of the early retirement scheme, by grade and location. [6659/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly The most recent information available from the HSE indicates that, over the period from September 2011 to end-February 2012, some 3,800 health service staff will have retired from the health service. Of this total, approximately 1,700 persons have already retired during the four-month period to the end of December 2011 and a further 340 retired in January 2012.

A table sets out the latest data from HSE by grade and HSE region.

Retirements by Grade and HSE Region as at 1st Feb 2012

Grade at Retirement HSE Region
  HSE DML HSE DNE HSE South HSE West Total
Advanced Nurse Practitioner (General)       1 1
Ambulance Officer     1 1 2
Area Medical Officer   1 7 3 11
Area Medical Officer - Senior 4   2   6
Associate Specialist       1 1
Attendant, Multi-Task 37 10 49 65 161
Attendant/Aide 38 21 18 16 93
Biochemist 1       1
Biochemist, Principal 1       1
Boilerman 1 3 3   7
C.S.S.D. Operative 1 4 5 1 11
Cardiac Catheterisation Tech., Senior 1       1
Care Assistant (Intellectual Disability Services) 19 30 8 25 82
Care Group Specialist     1   1
Caretaker 1 6 5   12
Casualty Officer     1   1
Catering Officer Grade I   1 1   2
Catering Officer, Grade II   1 3   4
Catering Supervisor 1 1     2
Catering/Cleaner/Assistant 11 12 5 12 40
Chaplain 2 2 1   5
Chargehand   1 1 1 3
Chef I 2 5 2 1 10
Chef II 2 1 3 2 8
Chef, Senior   1   1 2
Chief Executive Officer   1 1   2
Child Care Manager 3   5 1 9
Chiropodist/ Podiatrist       1 1
Cleaner 3   1 2 6
Clerical� Officer 22 38 36 35 131
Clerk of Works 1       1
Clinical Nurse Instructor/Teacher   2     2
Clinical Nurse Manager 1 16 10 25 27 78
Clinical Nurse Manager 1 (Mental Health) 3 2 1 4 10
Clinical Nurse Manager 2 48 42 54 52 196
Clinical Nurse Manager 2 - Night 1   1 4 6
Clinical Nurse Manager 2 - Theatre       2 2
Clinical Nurse Manager 2 (Mental Health) 20 27 20 22 89
Clinical Nurse Manager 3 9 7 6 7 29
Clinical Nurse Manager 3 - Night 1 1   4 6
Clinical Nurse Manager 3 - Theatre     1   1
Clinical Nurse Manager 3 (Mental Health) 1   2 1 4
Clinical Nurse Specialist (General) 6 1 10 5 22
Clinical Nurse Specialist (Mental Health) 2 1 1 7 11
Clinical Photographer, Senior 1       1
Community Welfare Officer 1 2 8 2 13
Community Welfare Officer, Supt. 1 2     3
Consultant Anaesthetist 5 4 3 2 14
Consultant Cardiologist       1 1
Consultant Chemical Pathologist   1   1 2
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist 1       1
Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist 4 3   4 11
Consultant General Paediatrician 1     3 4
Consultant General Physician 3   1 2 6
Consultant General Surgeon 2 7 4 1 14
Consultant Histopathologist 1       1
Consultant in Emergency Medicine       1 1
Consultant Learning Disability Psychiatry Child   3     3
Consultant Medical Oncologist 1       1
Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician     1   1
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 3     1 4
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon 1 1 1 1 4
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon 1       1
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon     1   1
Consultant Physician in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics     1   1
Consultant Psychiatrist in the Psychiatry of Old Age     1 1 2
Consultant Psychiatrist of Learning Disability (adult)   1 3   4
Consultant Radiologist 1 1 4 2 8
Consultant Unclassified 3 1 2   6
Consultant Urologist 1 1     2
Cook, Trainee   1     1
Counsellor 3 1 1   5
Counsellor / Therapist (National Counselling Services) 1       1
Counsellor Therapist (Adult Counselling Services)       2 2
Craftsman’s Mate 4 2 3 4 13
Dental Nurse 5 1 2 1 9
Dental Surgeon, General 2 1 3 1 7
Dental Surgeon, Principal 1   1   2
Dental Surgeon, Senior 1 1 1 1 4
Dental Surgeon, Senior Administrative 1       1
Dental Surgery Assistant (without qualification)   5 2 5 12
Dietician Manager   3     3
Dietician Manager-In-Charge III 1       1
Dietician, Senior 2       2
Director of� Nursing/ Midwifery Education Centre 1       1
Director of Care   1     1
Director of Nursing and Midwifery       1 1
Director of Nursing (Mental Health)   1     1
Director of Nursing (Mental Health), Assistant 8 4 6 2 20
Director of Nursing 1 1 1 5 2 9
Director of Nursing 1, Assistant 9 3 3 7 22
Director of Nursing 2     2   2
Director of Nursing 2, Assistant 6 2 1 5 14
Director of Nursing 3 1 2     3
Director of Nursing 4   4 2 1 7
Director of Nursing 4, Assistant 2 1 1 1 5
Director of Nursing 5   1 1 2 4
Director of Nursing, Deputy     3   3
Director of Public Health Nursing 2 2 3 2 9
Director of Public Health Nursing, Assistant 2 8 11 2 23
Domestic 27 31 37 20 115
Domestic Supervisor 1     1 2
Driver 2 11 1 4 18
Driver (Doctor-on-call) 1 1     2
Driver (Patients/Clients on Public Roads) 2 2     4
Driver, Minibus 2 1   3 6
E.C.G. Technician   1     1
Electrician 2 2   1 5
Emergency Medical Controller     2 1 3
Emergency Medical Controller - Team Leader     1   1
Emergency Medical Technician (Ambulance Attendant) 1 2 4   7
Emergency Medical Technician (Ambulance Driver) 8   1 8 17
Emergency Medical Technician, Leading 1   1 1 3
Engineer/Engineering Officer 1       1
Environmental Health Officer     1 1 2
Environmental Health Officer, Principal   2 1 2 5
Family Support Worker 3 4 5   12
Functional Officer   1 2   3
Gardener/Groundsman 1 1     2
Gardener/Groundsman Head       1 1
General Assistant 2   1 1 4
General Manager 2 1 1 1 5
General Operative 6   4 2 12
Grade IV 33 11 10 16 70
Grade V 17 3 2 6 28
Grade VI 11 6 7 2 26
Grade VII 8 7 3 7 25
Grade VIII 13 5 3   20
Health Care Assistants 18 9 15 18 60
Health Promotion Officer 1       1
Home Help 12 27 90 63 192
Home Help Co-Ordinator 1     2 3
Hostel Supervisor 1 1   6 8
House Officer, Senior       2 2
Household Services Manager   1     1
Housekeeper     3   3
Housekeeper, Assistant   3 2   5
Instructor 9 3 2 4 18
Laboratory Manager 1 1 1   3
Labourer 1       1
Laundry Worker 1 5   2 8
Linen Room/Laundry Supervisor       1 1
Local Health Office Manager - PCCC (HSE)       2 2
Maintenance Craftsman/Technician 2 3 1 7 13
Maintenance Foreman 3 1 1 5 10
Maintenance Foreman, Assistant       1 1
Maintenance Manager 1 2     3
Maintenance Officer 1 1     2
Medical Laboratory Aide     1   1
Medical Officer 3   3 5 11
Medical Officer, Principal       1 1
Medical Officer, Senior     1 1 2
Medical Scientist 11 4 4 8 27
Medical Scientist, Chief 4 4 2 7 17
Medical Scientist, Senior 5 4 8 9 26
Medical Scientist, Specialist 1       1
Miscellaneous Childcare, Support Services     1   1
National Director, Assistant (PCCC/ NHO/Pop Health)     1   1
National Planning Specialist 1       1
Neurophysiological Measurement Technician, Senior   1     1
Nurse Tutor   1     1
Nurse Tutor (Psychiatric)   1   1 2
Nurse, Mental Health Community     1   1
Nursery Nurse 1 2     3
Nurses Aide 1       1
Nursing/ Midwifery Clinical Placement Co-ordinator       1 1
Occupational Health Physician       1 1
Occupational Therapist     1   1
Occupational Therapist Manager 2     1 3
Occupational Therapist, Senior 4 5   3 12
Occupational Therapy Assistant       1 1
Orthoptist, Senior 1   2   3
Other Patient and Client Care Unclassified     1   1
Painter   2   1 3
Pathology Technician, Senior   1   1 2
Pensioners 5 6   1 12
Pharmaceutical Technician     1   1
Pharmaceutical Technician, Senior   1     1
Pharmacist 1       1
Pharmacist, Chief II 1       1
Pharmacist, Senior 1   1 1 3
Pharmacy Assistant       1 1
Phlebotomist 1 2 3 1 7
Phlebotomist, Senior 1       1
PHYSIOTHERAPIST     1   1
Physiotherapist Manager 1 1     2
Physiotherapist, Senior 4 1 1   6
Physiotherapist-in-charge (Grade III) 1       1
Physiotherapy Assistant 1       1
Play Therapist, Senior   1     1
Plumber 1     2 3
Porter 12 10 8 5 35
Porter, Head 1 2     3
Porter, Theatre 2   2 3 7
Programme Manager   1   1 2
Project Manager     1   1
Project Worker   2 1   3
Psychologist, Clinical 1 1 1 1 4
Psychologist, Principal Clinical 4 1 1   6
Psychologist, Senior Clinical 4 1 1 5 11
Public Health Nurse 31 20 19 31 101
Public Health, Specialist 3       3
Radiation Therapist, Clinical Specialist 2       2
Radiographer 3   1 2 6
Radiographer, Clinical Specialist 1 2     3
Radiographer, Senior 3     3 6
Radiography Aide     1   1
Radiography Service Manager, I 3 2     5
Radiography Service manager, II 1   1   2
Registrar 1 1 1   3
Registrar, Senior       1 1
Respiratory Technician, Senior 1       1
S.E.N. (General) 6 2     8
S.E.N. (Psychiatric)   1     1
Seamstress/Tailor 3 1   1 5
Security Guard       2 2
Service Function Officer       1 1
Social Care Leader 5 8 3 9 25
Social Care Manager 1 1 1   3
Social Care Worker 10 8 10 9 37
Social Work Practitioner, Senior 5 2   2 9
Social Worker 4 8 6 2 20
Social Worker (Non-professionally qualified)     1 2 3
Social Worker, Medical 2 1     3
Social Worker, Principal 6 3 6 3 18
Social Worker, Psychiatric Senior   1 2   3
Social Worker, Senior Medical 1 1     2
Social Worker, Team Leader 7 1 2 3 13
Speech and Language Therapist     1   1
Speech and Language Therapist Manager 1 1 2   4
Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Specialist 1       1
Speech and Language Therapist,Senior     1 1 2
Staff Midwife   2 2 15 19
Staff Midwife, Senior 7 6 4 1 18
Staff Nurse – General 55 41 83 190 369
Staff Nurse – Intellectual Disability 3   1 4 8
Staff Nurse General (Community) 3 3 2 4 12
Staff Nurse Senior, Mental Health (Nursing Bank)     1   1
Staff Nurse, Community Mental Health 2   2 4 8
Staff Nurse, Dual Qualified (General) 4 5 20 5 34
Staff Nurse, Dual Qualified (Intellectual Disability)     2   2
Staff Nurse, Dual Qualified (Mental Health) 1   1 1 3
Staff Nurse, Mental Health 11 12 29 61 113
Staff Nurse, Senior (Dual Qualified) 14 20 42 15 91
Staff Nurse, Senior (Dual-Qualified Mental Health) 2 3 6 3 14
Staff Nurse, Senior (General) 59 41 122 48 270
Staff Nurse, Senior (Intellectual Disability) 3   4 2 9
Staff Nurse, Senior (Mental Health) 20 20 33 46 119
Staff Nurse, Senior (Sick Children)   1     1
Storeperson 1       1
Stores Porter/Assistant/Attendant   1     1
Supplies Officer Grade A     1 1 2
Supplies Officer Grade B 1 1 1 1 4
Supplies Officer Grade C 2   1   3
Supplies Officer Grade D 1   1 2 4
Teacher   1   1 2
Technical Services Manager   1     1
Technical Services Officer, Senior Asst.       1 1
Telephonist 4 2     6
Theatre Technician/Porter/Attendant 2 1 1   4
Therapist       1 1
To Be Determined 18 5 6 3 32
Vascular Technician, Senior 1       1
Ward Clerk       1 1
Workshop Manager       1 1
Workshop Supervisor/Instructor 3     2 5
Workshop Supervisor/Instructor, Senior   2 4 3 9
Grand Total 931 740 1,038 1,106 3,815

 521.  Deputy Peadar Tóibín Information on Peadar Tóibín Zoom on Peadar Tóibín  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will detail the number of medical consultants, their speciality and location, seeking to avail of the early retirement scheme. [6660/12]

 522.  Deputy Peadar Tóibín Information on Peadar Tóibín Zoom on Peadar Tóibín  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will detail the number of nursing staff, their grade, speciality and location, seeking to avail of the early retirement scheme. [6661/12]

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 523.  Deputy Peadar Tóibín Information on Peadar Tóibín Zoom on Peadar Tóibín  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will detail the number of medical scientists, their grade, speciality and location, seeking to avail of the early retirement scheme. [6662/12]

 524.  Deputy Peadar Tóibín Information on Peadar Tóibín Zoom on Peadar Tóibín  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will detail the number of administration staff, their grade, speciality and location, seeking to avail of the early retirement scheme. [6663/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly I propose to take Questions Nos. 521 to 524, inclusive, together.

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

 525.  Deputy Peadar Tóibín Information on Peadar Tóibín Zoom on Peadar Tóibín  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will detail the number of staff, by grade and speciality, in Navan hospital, County Meath, seeking to avail of the early retirement scheme. [6664/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

 526.  Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn Information on Pádraig MacLochlainn Zoom on Pádraig MacLochlainn  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the number of staff who have availed of the early retirement scheme in Letterkenny General Hospital, County Donegal. [6684/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

 527.  Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn Information on Pádraig MacLochlainn Zoom on Pádraig MacLochlainn  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the number of teachers who have availed of the early retirement scheme across the health services in County Donegal, and their specific jobs and roles. [6687/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.


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