Thursday, 21 January 2021
Department of Health
367. To ask the Minister for Health if he will repeat the short-term review undertaken in December 2020 on the allowances paid to student nurses in first to third year, given the surge in Covid-19 cases in the hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3131/21]
In December 2020, I directed that a short, time limited independent review of clinical placement allowances available at the present time for student nurses and midwives be conducted by 31 December 2020. Professor Tom Collins was appointed as the independent person to conduct this review and his Report was delivered to me on time.
I have also committed to a longer-term review of student nurse and midwife allowances and arrangements are now being put in place so that it can commence by the end of this month.