Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 08 May, 2008

Written Answers. - Health Service Staff.

Deputy Bernard Allen asked the Minister for Health and Children the steps she will take to deal with the situation whereby 6,000 health care workers face fatal hazards from needle stick injuries. [17830/08]

  Deputy Mary Harney: Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to have delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services in a safe and secure setting. The Executive is therefore 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.