Psychological Assessments Waiting Times

Questions (301)

James Browne

Question:

301. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each local health office area waiting for a psychology appointment in primary care; and the number waiting zero to 12 weeks, 12 to 26 weeks, 26 to 52 weeks and more than 52 weeks, respectively. [51590/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Psychological Services Waiting Lists

Questions (302)

James Browne

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302. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each local health office area waiting for a child and adolescent mental health service appointment in primary care; and the number waiting zero to 12 weeks, 12 to 26 weeks, 26 to 52 weeks and more than 52 weeks, respectively. [51591/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (303)

James Browne

Question:

303. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which the commitment to develop low secure, high-dependency rehabilitation services for those with severe mental illness and complex presentations through investment in new services has been honoured to date in 2018; the specific services invested in; and the location of each in tabular form. [51592/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (304)

James Browne

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304. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which service responses to improve the physical health of mental health service users have been enhanced to date in 2018 as per the commitment in the 2018 Health Service Executive service plan. [51593/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (305)

James Browne

Question:

305. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the delivery of an agreed stepped model of care for those who are homeless and with mental illness as per the commitment in the 2018 Health Service Executive service plan. [51594/18]

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As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (306)

James Browne

Question:

306. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which service responses to improve the physical health of mental health service users have been enhanced to date in 2018 as per the commitment in the 2018 Health Service Executive service plan. [51595/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Policy

Questions (307)

James Browne

Question:

307. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation of the recommendations of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health. [51596/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Commission

Questions (308)

James Browne

Question:

308. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which the improvement of compliance through monitoring services in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission to achieve real time oversight supported by information technology automation. [51597/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (309)

James Browne

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309. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation of the Health Service Executive best practice guidance for mental health services in addition to development and delivery of training and reporting for quality surveillance. [51598/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Health Services Reform

Questions (310)

James Browne

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310. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation of a revised Health Service Executive, HSE, incident management framework. [51599/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE launched the Incident Management Framework in January 2018.  The HSE Incident Management Framework is designed to provide health and social care services with a practical and proportionate approach to the management of incidents.  The HSE Incident Management Framework seeks to place a particular emphasis on supporting the needs of service users, families and staff in the aftermath of an incident. 

I have referred your question regarding implementation of the Incident Management Framework to the HSE.

Mental Health Policy

Questions (311)

James Browne

Question:

311. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the improvements made in mental health engagement in the design and delivery of services through the further development of forums in each community healthcare organisation area in conjunction with service users, family members and carers and the development of standardised reimbursement methods as per the commitment in the 2018 Health Service Executive service plan. [51600/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (312)

James Browne

Question:

312. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the development of a standardised approach to inclusion of mental health service users in care planning and the promotion of enhanced self-management for service users in line with the recommendations of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health as per the commitment in the 2018 Health Service Executive service plan. [51601/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (313)

James Browne

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313. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the completion and launch of mental health engagement standards to ensure a consistent national model of engagement by service users and carers as per the commitment in the 2018 Health Service Executive service plan. [51602/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Administration

Questions (314)

James Browne

Question:

314. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation of the child and adolescent mental health services, CAMHS, advocacy model. [51603/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Health Services Staff

Questions (315)

James Browne

Question:

315. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the development of the mental health workforce to ensure the right staff with the right skills are allocated to the right services; and if he will report on the development and implementation of workforce plans for all disciplines, the implementation of the postgraduate nursing programme, the development of postgraduate non-nursing programmes and appointing agreed increased undergraduate nursing numbers to address critical staffing challenges in mental health nursing and the provision of enhanced clinical psychology training capacity. [51604/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Departmental Expenditure

Questions (316)

James Browne

Question:

316. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the roll-out of agreed minor capital funds to enhance mental health facilities and infrastructure; and the specific facilities and capital developments being enhanced. [51605/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Health Service Executive is responsible for the management and maintenance of healthcare infrastructure, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to you in relation to this matter.

Mental Health Services Funding

Questions (317)

James Browne

Question:

317. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the allocation of the €55 million in new funding for mental health in 2018; the additional or new services being provided in 2018; the funding provided to each; the breakdown of the funding; and the additional posts being provided in each community healthcare organisation area in tabular form. [51606/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Services Staff

Questions (318)

James Browne

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318. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of new whole-time equivalent positions the allocation of the €55 million in new funding for mental health in 2018 will provide; the number of such positions in place; and the number of positions in categories (details supplied) in tabular form. [51607/18]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Mental Health Services Staff

Questions (319)

James Browne

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319. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the spend on agency staff for mental health services in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and the original estimate for expenditure for mental health agency staff in each year in tabular form. [51608/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.