Dáil Éireann - Volume 639 - 11 October, 2007
Written Answers. - Health Service Staff.
Deputy John O’Mahony Deputy John O’Mahony
Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Health and Children when a physiotherapist will be appointed to the D’Alton Home Claremorris; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23184/07]
Deputy Mary Harney Deputy Mary Harney
Deputy Mary Harney: Almost 130,000 people work full-time or part-time in our public health services. In recent years, the Government’s ongoing high level of investment in health has achieved and maintained significant increases in the number of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals employed in the public health services. The Government has also invested heavily in the education and training of such personnel in order to secure a good supply of graduates to provide for the health care needs of the population into the future.
Subject to overall parameters set by Government, the Health Service Executive has the responsibility for determining the composition of its staffing complement. In that regard, it is a matter for the Executive to manage and deploy its human resources to best meet the requirements of the Annual Service Plan for the delivery of health and personal social services to the public. The Executive is the appropriate body to consider the matter raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued to the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 639 Written Answers. Health Service Staff.