Written answers

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Department of Health

Nursing Staff Recruitment

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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226. To ask the Minister for Health when a nursing home (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive clearance to employ a nurse at the facility; the reason for the delay in having the nurse's registration finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26647/15]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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The Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 provides for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland to register, regulate and control nurses and midwives with the purpose of protection of the public.

In this regard, I would like to advise that this is an operational matter and it is appropriate that it should be dealt with by the NMBI. I have referred the Deputy’s question to the NMBI for attention and direct reply.

If you have not received a reply from the NMBI within 15 working days, please contact my Private Office and they will follow up the matter with them.

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