Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (696)

Denis Naughten

Question:

696. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the number of long-term involuntary or forensic patients, the number of those deemed suitable for accommodation in a intensive care rehabilitation unit accommodated outside the Central Mental Hospital and appropriate long-term accommodation; the numbers in the Central Mental Hospital due for release this year and in each of the next three years; the timeline for the completion of regional intensive care rehabilitation units and the capacity of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32169/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The particular issue raised by the Deputy is a service matter for the Health Service Executive. Accordingly, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.