Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (191)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

191. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if home support services are available for persons under 65 years of age under the care of mental health services; if so, the process by which applications are made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12442/19]

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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

Questions (192)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

192. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Health the status of a building project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12446/19]

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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.

Hospital Transfers

Questions (193)

John Lahart

Question:

193. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if there is a mechanism in place to refund a person (details supplied) who has paid significant sums in taxi fares transferring from one hospital to another; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12458/19]

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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.

Ministerial Meetings

Questions (194)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

194. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 253 of 9 October 2018, the reason there has been no attempt to arrange a meeting since July 2018 with the family of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12459/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I would wish to assure the Deputy that my office has previously been in correspondence with the person concerned in order to attempt to arrange a meeting. Unfortunately, it has not yet proved possible to set a date, however I can confirm that I remain committed to doing so.

Brexit Issues

Questions (195)

Catherine Martin

Question:

195. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Health the arrangements in place for transgender young persons to continue their care with a clinic (details supplied) via the treatment abroad scheme in the event of a no-deal Brexit: if they will be covered by another arrangement with the NHS in the UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12474/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Health Services

Questions (196)

Catherine Martin

Question:

196. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Health if transgender young persons or advocates and representatives from the transgender community have been invited to input into the governance committee for the development of the transgender youth clinic to replace a clinic (details supplied); if not, his plans to make such an invitation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12475/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Departmental Funding

Questions (197, 198)

Denis Naughten

Question:

197. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the funding his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Galway in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; if it has been drawn down in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12512/19]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

198. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the funding that his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Roscommon in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; if it has been drawn down in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12529/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 197 and 198 together.

My Department administered a National Lottery Discretionary Fund up to and including 2016 from which once-off grants were paid to community and voluntary organisations providing a range of health related services.

A list, in tabular form, of all the organisations that received lottery funding in 2016 is available on my Department's website at: https://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/221216-Final-list-of-successful-lottery-applicants-for-DoH-website.pdf

The Deputy should note that the HSE operates a similar scheme and continues to provide grants to health agencies and other organisations from National Lottery funds.

I have asked the Health Service Executive to reply directly to the Deputy regarding funding paid to organisations in County Galway and County Roscommon in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date 2019.

Disability Services Provision

Questions (199)

Bobby Aylward

Question:

199. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Health if he is satisfied that there are adequate bus services in place in counties Carlow and Kilkenny to assist parents in transporting children and adult children with special needs to adult day services; if the possibility of a provision of further funding for additional bus capacity in areas in which there is a waiting list of persons seeking to avail of existing bus transport to adult day services, which is at maximum capacity, will be investigated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12540/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Mental Health Services Funding

Questions (200)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

200. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health when decisions will be made on section 39 applications; when an organisation (details supplied) will be informed of a decision on its application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12541/19]

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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.