Written Answers. - Hospital Staff.

Tuesday, 3 October 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 523 No. 1

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  526.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin   the number and categories of staff the hospitals in the Western Health Board area are seeking, on a hospital to hospital basis, giving details of the length of time these requests are awaiting ministerial approval; when he will sanction some of these appointments; and the appointments made over the past two years. [19354/00]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin  Applications for approval of posts received from the Western Health Board which have not been finalised by my Department are outlined in the [426] following table. These posts will be considered in consultation with the Western Health Board in the context of competing priorities and the availability of additional resources for 2001. My Department has asked the Western Health Board to advise on the relative priority of these posts.

DateReceived Hospital Post/Service
27/01/00 Roscommon/
Consultant Radiologist and support staff
7/6/00 UCHG Consultant Surgeon and support staff
1/8/00 Mayo General Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and support staff
21/07/00 Mayo General Consultant Physician and support staff
22/07/00 Mayo General Consultant Radiologist and support staff
10/08/00 Mayo General Consultant Paediatrician and support staff
16/08/00 UCHG and Merlin Park Consultant Urologist and support staff

Non-consultant Posts

DateReceived Hospital Post/Service
3/3/00 Roscommon County 1 Registrar, 1 House Officer, 1 Staff Nurse, 1 Clerical Officer, 1 Ward Attendant
30/3/00 Mayo General 3 Senior House Officers
6/7/00 Mayo General 3 Interns
17/8/00 UCHG Principal Physicist

Making of appointments is a matter for the Western Health Board. The total number of posts approved for the Western Health Board for 1998, 1999 and 2000 to date is detailed as follows:

Year No of posts – (Whole timeequivalent)
1998 110.70
1999 302.40
2000 to date 312.00

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