Dáil Éireann - Volume 498 - 09 December, 1998
Written Answers. - Defence Forces Personnel.
Mr. Timmins Mr. Timmins
 68. Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Defence the way in which he will deal with the shortage of medical personnel in the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26695/98]
Minister for Defence (Mr. M. Smith) Michael Smith
Minister for Defence (Mr. M. Smith): Arrangements for the recruitment of medical staff are put in place when required. Competitions were held recently for medical officers and pharmacists and it is intended that appointments from these competitions will be made in 1999. Furthermore, a competition was held for nurses earlier this year, as a result of which three nurses were assigned to the medical corps.
Proposals for recruitment of physiotherapists are also currently under consideration.
Dáil Éireann 498 Written Answers. Defence Forces Personnel.