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 Header Item Written Answers Nos. 221-224
 Header Item Hospital Services
 Header Item Hospital Staff Recruitment
 Header Item Care of the Elderly
 Header Item Nursing Staff Recruitment

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 806 No. 2

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Written Answers Nos. 221-224

Hospital Services

 221. Deputy David Stanton Information on David Stanton Zoom on David Stanton asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly further to Parliamentary Question No. 853 of 11 January 2012, if he is concerned at the impact of delays in opening a dedicated stroke unit at Cork University Hospital in view of the fact that a properly staffed unit could reduce stroke deaths by 20%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28356/13]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly As this is a service matter, the Deputy will receive a reply directly from the HSE.

Hospital Staff Recruitment

 222. Deputy David Stanton Information on David Stanton Zoom on David Stanton asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly further to Parliamentary Question No. 853 of 11 January 2012, if all the necessary staff (details supplied) have now been recruited; the position which still have to be filled; the timescales for recruitment of any outstanding staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28357/13]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly In relation to the particular query raised by the Deputy, as this is a service issue, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.

Care of the Elderly

 223. Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly if a forum on long-term care of the elderly led by his Department is to be established in response to a request from the private and voluntary nursing homes sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [28358/13]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 674 of 28 May 2013. The position remains unchanged.

Nursing Staff Recruitment

 224. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan Information on Patrick O'Donovan Zoom on Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly if there are plans to begin the recruitment of nursing staff at Cork University Hospital, Mid-Western Regional Hospital or other general and maternity hospitals in the Health Service Executive south or HSE west region; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [28392/13]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly Subject to overall parameters set by Government, the Health Service Executive has the responsibility for determining the composition of its staffing complement. I have asked the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.


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