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Department of Health and Children annual report 2008.

Creator:

Ireland. Department of Health and Children

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

At the end of December 2008 there were a total of 475 staff (all figures are in â?owhole time equivalent terms) employed in the Department of Health and Children. This includes 57 staff working in the offices of the Minister and the four Ministers of State and a further 55 staff working in the Office of the Minister for Children. The figure includes 52 staff employed in the Adoption Board, Office of the Ombudsman for Children, the Disability Appeals Office and Health Repayment Scheme Appeals Office. The gross provisional outturn for the Department in 2008 under vote 39 was in the region of â,¬498 million. However, the bulk of this (some â,¬315 million) was allocated to more than 20 agencies such as the National Treatment Purchase Fund, the Crisis Pregnancy Agency, the Office of the Ombudsman for Children, the National Cancer Screening Service, the Mental Health Commission, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Health Research Board. The allocation also included over â,¬138 million for compensation payments for people affected by Hepatitis C, statutory and non-statutory inquiries and legal fees and the payments to the State Claims Agency. The balance of some â,¬45 million represented the Departmentâ?Ts Administrative Budget and a number of other elements. The Office of the Minister for Children has its own Vote, (Vote 41) which provided approximately â,¬693 million towards the provision of certain services in respect of children in 2008. Of this, over â,¬480 million was expenditure in respect of the Early Childcare Payment.

Date:

01/01/2009

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Ireland. Department of Health and Children. (2009) Department of Health and Children annual report 2008. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/68437 [Accessed: 22nd May 2019].

  

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