Written answers

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Department of Health

Health Service Staff

9:00 pm

Photo of Seán FlemingSeán Fleming (Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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Question 543: To ask the Minister for Health the number of primary care teams in existence currently being developed and in planning stages on a county basis. [25912/11]

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Labour)
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The HSE has identified a need for 518 Primary Care Teams and 386 of them have commenced operation with widely varying degrees of activity. The remaining 132 Teams are at varying stages of development.

The table shows the number of Primary Care Teams in place and the number of Teams in development, at the end of August 2011, broken down on a HSE Regional and Local Health Office Area basis.

Overall No of TeamsLHO NameNo. of PCTs in Place (31st Aug 2011)No. of PCTs in Development (31st Aug 2011)
Dublin Mid Leinster
15Dublin South City114
10Dublin South East82
18Dublin South West99
15Dublin West87
25Kildare/West Wicklow196
20Laois/Offaly911
16Longford/Westmeath133
16South Dublin142
14Wicklow140
14910544
Dublin North East
14Cavan/Monaghan104
27Dublin North270
21Dublin North Central210
24Dublin North West1311
12Louth93
19Meath514
1178532
South
16Carlow/Kilkenny115
16Kerry97
12North Cork 84
21North Lee201
22South Lee175
10Tipperary South73
12Waterford93
8West Cork80
17Wexford 125
13410133
West
12Clare120
18Donegal126
26Galway197
18Limerick144
15Mayo150
6Roscommon60
11Sligo/Leitrim83
12Tipp/East Limerick93
1189523
Totals
518386132

Photo of Patrick O'DonovanPatrick O'Donovan (Limerick, Fine Gael)
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Question 544: To ask the Minister for Health further to previous questions regarding the position of the chief dental officer replied to on 26 May 2011, the position regarding same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25924/11]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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In a response to a similar Question on 26th May, I informed the Deputy that the current moratorium on the filling of posts has meant that my Department has not been in a position to fill the position of Chief Dental Officer. The Dental Advisor formerly on secondment to my Department has completed her secondment and returned to the HSE. Following the review of my Department under the Organisational Review Programme (ORP) we will be reviewing the skills needed for the future and this will include positions such as that of Chief Dental Officer.

This Review of Skills is in the next phase of our implementation of the Action Plan prepared in response to the ORP review and work on this phase will commence shortly.

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