Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 08 May, 2008

Written Answers. - Health Service Staff.

Deputy Emmet Stagg asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason for the delay in appointing a replacement public health nurse (details supplied); and if she will ensure that there is no further delay. [17728/08]

  Deputy Mary Harney: The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act, 2004. It is a matter for the Executive to manage and deploy its human resources to best meet the requirements of its 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 directly to the Deputy.