Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (579)

Pat Rabbitte

Question:

690 Mr. Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of people resident in psychiatric hospitals who have been diagnosed as suffering from a form of autism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1453/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The following tabular statement outlines the number of autistic persons in psychiatric hospitals in April 2003.

Health Board

Numbers

ERHA

2

Midland

none

Mid-Western

2

North Eastern

none

North Western

2

South Eastern

8

Southern

none

Western

2

Total

16

Question No. 691 answered with QuestionNo. 688.