Written Answers. - Mental Handicap Services.

Jack Wall

Question:

107 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Health and Children if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 93 of 18 November 1998, he will give details of the number, location and cost of the new day and residential places for persons with a mental handicap provided in 1997 and 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1967/99]

The information related to the provision of new residential-respite and day places sought by the Deputy has been compiled by my Department and is set out below by health board area. It includes the location of or agency providing these services and the costs in each year associated with putting them in place.

The costs associated with the provision of new residential-respite or day places for persons with a mental handicap can vary greatly and are dependent on a number of factors including – the category of mental handicap; – additional needs associated with challenging behaviour, physical or sensory disabilities or medical conditions. Account should also be taken of the fact that in some cases, new services are introduced on a phased basis, with the full cost of the service being provided over a two year period. In these cases, care is taken to ensure that in accounting for the actual number of places, there is no double counting.

In the case of the 1998 data, there may still be some small adjustments to be made. If, following further consultation with the health boards, this is the case, I will let the Deputy have details of these adjustments.
Since my appointment as Minister for Health and Children in 1997 and the end of 1998, I allocated £25 million additional funding for services to persons with a mental handicap. This is more than double the additional funding allocated by the previous Government in 1997.
Eastern Health Board 1997

Location/Agency

No. ofResidential/Respite Places

No. ofDayPlaces

Service Cost in 1997

St. Michael's House

19

41

793,300

St. John of God Services

17

23.5

460,430

Stewart's Hospital

4

13

143,800

Cheeverstown House

10

10

202,500

Walkinstown Association

2

11,660

Daughters of Charity Services

6

15.5

193,030

Fingal Association

7

61,350

Sisters of Charity, Moore Abbey

2

3.5

31,960

KARE

5

15

78,200

Sunbeam House

14

10

244,830

Eastern Health Board Services

24

4

40,000

Peaumont

1

3,330

Dara Residential

2

30,000

Eastern Health Board

4

4

120,000

Total

107

149.5

2,414,390

Eastern Health Board 1998

Location/Agency

No. ofResidential/Respite Places

No. ofDayPlaces

Service Cost in 1997

St. Michael's House

18

28

859,000

Daughters of Charity

4

8

235,000

St. John of Gods

10

20

419,500

Stewart's Hospital

4

2

141,000

Cheeverstown

3

1

104,500

Sunbeam House

9

5

284,000

County Wicklow Association

1

3

65,000

St. Paul's Beaumont

4

68,000

Peaumont Hospital

6

100,000

Sisters of Charity, Donnybrook

5

54,000

Lorrequer House

1

24,000

Eastern Health Board

5

78,000

Sisters of Charity, Moore Abbey

4.5

36,000

KARE

2

10

134,000

St. Mary's Baldoyle

6

80,000

Rehab Care

4

30,000

Fingal Training Association

12

86,000

Walkinstown Association

2

12,000

Total

72

105.5

2,810,000

Midland Health Board 1997

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1997

Camphill Communities

1

6,000

St. Anne's Roscrea

1

1

35,000

St. Hilda's, Athlone

3

4

90,000

Co. Longford Association

3

7

90,000

KARE

5

24,000

Sisters of Charity, Moore Abbey

9

25

299,500

Delta Centre, Carlow

1

4,000

Total

17

43

548,500

Midland Health Board 1998

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1998

Camphill Communities

1

13,000

St. Anne's Roscrea

3

2

81,000

St. Hilda's, Athlone

1

3

60,900

Co. Longford Association

2

6

54,400

St. Peter's Centre

1

15,000

Sisters of Charity, Moore Abbey

5

3

187,300

Total

13

14

411,600

Mid-Western Health Board 1997

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1997

Daughters of Charity, Lisnagry

5

20

182,500

Brothers of Charity Bawnmore

5

12

182,500

Charleville District Assoc.

5

7

117,500

St. Anne's Roscrea

6

6

142,500

Camphill Communities

2

25,000

Total

23

45

650,000

Mid-Western Health Board 1998

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1998

Daughters of Charity, Lisnagry

15

157,500

Brothers of Charity Bawnmore

5

157,500

Charleville District Assoc.

5

67,500

St. Anne's Roscrea

4

117,500

Total

9

20

500,000

North-Eastern Health Board 1997

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1997

NEHB, Group Home, Navan

10

100,000

NEHB, Group Home, Trim

7

30,000

Autistic Service

6

136,500

St. John of God's, Drumcar

12

66,000

Sister of Charity, St. Mary's Delvin

2

16,000

Camphill Community

2

3

43,000

NEHB, Adult Care Unit, Navan

5

27,500

Cavan/Monaghan Group Homes

4

57,000

Supported Employment, Co. Louth

10

45,000

Total

29

32

521,000

North-Eastern Health Board 1998

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1997

St. John of Gods (in association with Dundalk Parents and Friends Assoc.)

5

8

110,000

Meath Sheltered Workshop, Navan

2

11,000

Kells Centre

3

16,500

Adult Care Unit Navan

6

33,000

Meath, Ashbourne Group Home

4

60,000

Point Road Group Home

6

135,000

Adult Care Unit, Rathcorrick, Navan

5

27,500

Day Training, Rooskey

2

10,000

Monaghan Group Home

5

83,333

Total

20

26

486,333

North-Western Health Board 1997

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1997

Donegal Parents and Friends, Donegal Town

10

150,000

Community Residence, Falcarragh

2

10,000

Innishowen Parents and Friends, Residential Unit Carndonagh

2

30,000

Sisters of La Sagesse, Cregg House

2

50,000

Coiste Cuchulainn, Falcarragh

2

10,000

Gallagher House

12

13,000

Total

16

14

263,000

North-Western Health Board 1998

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1997

Sisters of La Sagesse

3

75,000

Ballinamore

6

25,000

Sligo, transition from training to day care

6

25,000

Residential Centre, Donegal Town

2

20,000

Residential Centre, Dungloe

1

10,000

High Support Home, Service

1

30,000

Residential Service, Carndonagh

1

10,000

High Support Hostel, Stranorlar

2

50,000

Day Centre, Sligo, Parents and Friends

6

10,000

Total

10

18

255,000

South-Eastern Health Board 1997

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1997

Day Centre, Cashel

4

4,000

Camphill Communities, Ballytobin

3

1

51,857

Sisters of Bon Sauveur

5

28,000

Brothers of Charity

8

6

253,861

Camphill Communities, Carrick-on-Suir

4

5

84,500

Ard Aoibhinn Centre

5

25,000

St. Aidan's Centre,Gorey

5

22,000

Teach Sonais, Carlow

9

60,000

Camphill, Clanaboggan

1

32,134

Camphill, Glencraig

1

16,380

St. Patrick's Centre, Kilkenny

4

80,000

Total

30

31

657,732

South-Eastern Health Board 1998

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1998

Sisters of Bon Sauveur, Carriglea

11

50,000

Brothers of Charity/ Deise Laundry-Sth Tipp/ Deli- Sth Tipp/Clonmel

2

17

124,000

Delta Centre Carlow

5

18,000

Camphill, Thomastown

4

3

72,000

Camphill, Ballytobin

2

5,000

Camphill, Carrick-on-Suir

4

64,000

Ard Aobhinn Centre

2

35,000

S.O.S. Castlecomer

6

60,000

St. Patricks' Centre, Kilkenny

4

20,000

Total

22

38

448,000

Southern Health Board 1997

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1997

Brothers of Charity, Lota

40

178,671

COPE Foundation Nth & Sth Lee/Nth Cork/ West Cork/

28

15

240,931

St. Patrick's Upton

10

62,658

Charleville and District Association

21

19,000

Co-Action West Cork

10

63,740

St. Mary of the Angel's Kerry

6

85,000

St. John of God Services, Kerry

6

2

40,000

Kerry Parents and Friends

10

40,000

Southern Health Board (autism services)

1

50,000

Total

51

98

780,000

Southern Health Board 1998

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1998

Brothers of Charity, Nth & Sth Lee, Cork

7

9

309,921

COPE Foundation

7

93,000

Co-Action West Cork

5

30,514

St. Mary of the Angel's Kerry

15

39,750

St. John of God, Kerry

6

39,750

Kerry Parents and Friends (includes extension of respite)

5

39,750

Total

19

35

552,685

Western Health Board 1997

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1997

Galway Co. Association

8

16

212,500

Western Care Association

16

9

283,000

Brothers of Charity Services, Roscommon

9.5

6

127,000

Brothers of Charity, Ballinsloe/Galway

12

212,500

St. Hilda's Association

0.6

15,000

Western Health Board (autism services)

6

7

310,000

Total

52.1

38

1,160,000

Western Health Board 1998

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1998

Galway Co. Association

5

10

155,000

Western Care Association

25

30

181,667

Location/Agency

No. of Residential / Respite Places

No. of Day Places

Service Cost in 1998

Brothers of Charity, Galway

20

155,000

Brothers of Charity, Roscommon

4

2

90,000

Aras Attracta

1

25,000

St. Hilda's Association

3

13,333

Total

55

45

620,000