Written Answers. - Child Care Centres.

Brendan Kenneally

Question:

84 Mr. Kenneally asked the Minister for Health the residential child care centres in the cities of Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway; the number of children that can be cared for at each centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8580/96]

Details of the residential child care centres in the cities and counties of Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway are set out in the following table.

Counties

No. of children cared for at each centre

Cork

St. Joseph's Mallow, County Cork

27

St. Joseph's Passage West, County Cork

25

Prospect Lodge, Shanakiel, Cork

8

St. Colman's Rushbrook, Cobh, County Cork

12

Unit 6, St. Stephen's Hospital, Sarsfield Court, Glanmire, County Cork

4

Limerick

Mount St. Vincent, O'Connell Avenue, Limerick

40 (5 units-8 beds in each

Rosemount Hostel, 60 Clare Street, Limerick

5

Emergency Hostel, 60 Clare Street, Limerick

3

Waterford

St. Michael's Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

3

Galway

Aisling & Loyola, Ballyloughnane, Renmore, Galway

16

Áras Geal, Lower Salthill, Galway

8

Services for Homeless

Cyrene House, 12 Greenview Heights, Newcastle, Galway.

6

Rice House, 58 Upper Newcastle Road, Galway

6-8

Note: Some centres may comprise more than one unit.