Dáil Éireann - Volume 541 - 09 October, 2001
Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.
Ms McManus Ms McManus
320. Ms McManus asked the Minister for Health and Children the categories of staff that are included by profession in the additional 9,500 staff provided for under the 2001 Department of Health estimates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23103/01]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): The number of posts approved by my Department for development funding for 2001 is 6,953 whole-time equivalents. The breakdown of these posts by grade category and agreed through the service planning process, as provided to me by the health boards are as set out in the following table. Details in respect of the Eastern Regional Health Authority are being compiled at present and will be forwarded directly to the Deputy.
Note 1:All figures are expressed as rounded wholetime equivalents.
It should be noted that the grade category of management/administrative also includes staff who are of direct service to patients, such as consultants' secretaries, community welfare officers, out-patient department personnel, ward clerks, medical records personnel and telephonists who are engaged in front line duties.
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