Dáil debates

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh (Atógáil) - Questions on Promised Legislation (Resumed)


1:20 pm

Photo of Pat BuckleyPat Buckley (Cork East, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

There are 700 vacancies within the mental health services. We will probably agree to disagree. There is still an embargo on recruitment and the HSE is not offering permanent posts to this year's graduates. This has also been the practice in recent years. Will the Tánaiste or the Minister for Health instruct the HSE to stop this practice? It seems senseless that we are training recruits to work in the mental health service but we do not offer them a permanent contract.


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