19. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the reason primary care centres (details supplied) will not be provided with additional new staff hires; the way in which these centres will now be staffed; if staff will be taken from the surrounding areas; if this will reduce services beyond the remit of the primary care centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6367/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Primary Care Centres Staff)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The shift of healthcare delivery towards primary care remains a key priority for the Government and, indeed, is one of the key features of Sláintecare. Primary care centres facilitate the shift from acute care to primary care because of the range of multi-disciplinary services they can provide and the role they can play in keeping people out of the acute hospital setting.
I understand that, prior to the construction or procurement of any new primary ca...

369. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of staff who will be employed at the primary care centre in Claremorris, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5527/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - Primary Care Centres Staff)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As the HSE has responsibility for the provision, along with the maintenance and operation of Primary Care Centres and other Primary Care facilities, the Executive has been asked to reply directly to the Deputy. 
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359. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 75 of 28 September 2017, the status of each of the primary care centres, in tabular form; if building has commenced; the stage it is at; the expected completion date; the number of these primary care centres that are public or public private partnerships; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2910/18 asked on 23 Jan 2018 - Primary Care Centres Staff)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 359 and 398 together.
As the HSE has responsibility for the provision, along with the maintenance and operation of Primary Care Centres and other Primary Care facilities, the Executive has been asked to reply directly to the Deputy.
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398. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 75 of 28 September 2017, if an analysis will be provided of the provisions that have been made in the new primary care centres for the primary care staff that are being recruited and for developments and enhancements in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3215/18 asked on 23 Jan 2018 - Primary Care Centres Staff)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 359 and 398 together.
As the HSE has responsibility for the provision, along with the maintenance and operation of Primary Care Centres and other Primary Care facilities, the Executive has been asked to reply directly to the Deputy.
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323. Deputy Kevin O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Health if he will arrange for the public health nurse to call to reassess a person (details supplied) in County Cork who requires additional home help hours (Question 53535/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Primary Care Centres Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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75. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health if primary care centres (details supplied) will receive additional new staff; if there will be no new hires, if staff will instead be moved from areas in the locality to the centre; the locations they will be moved from, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 40781/17 asked on 28 Sep 2017 - Primary Care Centres Staff)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As the HSE has responsibility for the provision, along with the maintenance and operation of Primary Care Centres and other Primary Care facilities, the Executive has been asked to reply directly to the Deputy.
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