Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Public Accounts Committee

2021 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 38 - Health
Health Service Executive - Financial Statements 2021

9:30 am

Photo of Imelda MunsterImelda Munster (Louth, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I want to ask in regard to community psychologists. I tabled a parliamentary question in March of this year about community psychologists at Crosslanes psychiatric unit and Singleton House in Drogheda, in the CHO 8 area. I was told there were five posts and that one of them was filled and there were four vacancies. I was again told in June that those vacancies had not been filled. There were 89 people awaiting psychological assessment in April and that number was the same in June. Has that situation changed? Have they recruited more staff or is there still just one psychologist and four posts vacant?


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