Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Health Services Staff Remuneration

Johnny Mythen (Wexford, Sinn Fein)
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1176. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will make contact with the HSE regarding the situation of a day care centre (details supplied) in County Wexford in which some of the workers are operating under section 39 and have the same qualifications and experience as their counterparts but are being paid less; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3743/20]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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I am advised that organisations that provide services on behalf of the HSE do so on a contract basis under Section 39 of the Health Act 2004.  Service arrangements are in place between the HSE and all service providers, which clearly set out the obligations of the organisation, the services for which they are engaged by the HSE, and the funding that has been agreed. 

As the HSE comes within the remit of my colleague Simon Harris T.D., Minister for Health, the Deputy may wish to raise this matter directly with the Minister.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy. 

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