Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (575)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

575. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health if he will prioritise funding for old age psychiatry services in County Kerry in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12298/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Budget 2013 provided an additional €35m for the continued development of mental health services across a range of headings including the further ongoing development of community mental health teams for adults, children, older persons and mental health intellectual disability and to the recruitment of over 470 additional staff to implement these measures. In relation to old age psychiatry services in County Kerry, as this is a service matter the question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.