Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (847)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

847. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Health the funding provided to each drugs task force for each year since 2008; the population covered by each task force; and his plans to increase core funding for the task forces in 2019 [13664/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Department of Health allocated funding of almost €100 million to the HSE for addiction services in 2019.

The HSE National Service Plan for 2019 sets out the type and volume of addiction services to be provided, having regard to the funding allocated.

In addition, the Department provides a further €28 million to Drug and Alcohol Task Forces through various channels of funding including the HSE.

On 6th March 2019, I announced additional funding of €1 million for implementation of the National Drugs Strategy; "Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery".

This funding, which will be provided on a recurring, multi-annual basis, will address the priorities set down in the Strategy including early harm reduction responses, emerging trends in substance misuse, and improving services for at-risk groups.

Working in partnership with statutory, community and voluntary sectors is central to this response.

I therefore invited the Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces, and the HSE, to a consultation meeting in the Department of Health on 26th March to discuss how best to target the additional funding.

Table 1.1. details local and regional Task Force funding for the last ten years.

Table 2.2. provides estimation of adult population by DATF Area.

Table 1.1

LDATF

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014 DOH

2014 HSE

2015 DOH

2015 HSE

Ballyfermot

€1,533,826

€1,492,413

€1,569,489

€1,522,404

€461,150

€1,025,582

€255,446

€1,231,286

Ballymun

€1,243,552

€1,209,976

€1,180,695

€1,145,274

€632,817

€488,098

€422,958

€697,957

Blanchardstown

€1,184,200

€1,152,227

€1,124,343

€1,090,613

€179,305

€913,589

€179,305

€913,589

Bray

€1,656,849

€1,612,114

€1,573,101

€1,525,908

€573,860

€916,271

€573,860

€916,271

Canal Communities

€1,645,413

€1,600,987

€1,562,243

€1,515,376

€338,605

€1,141,309

€338,605

€1,141,309

Clondalkin

€1,495,408

€1,455,032

€1,421,577

€1,428,930

€388,114

€1,007,948

€388,114

€1,007,948

Cork

€1,662,621

€1,617,730

€1,578,581

€1,531,224

€411,988

€1,108,299

€411,988

€1,108,299

Dublin 12

€1,180,005

€1,148,145

€1,120,360

€1,086,749

€74,013

€990,134

€70,997

€993,150

Dublin NE

€1,294,199

€1,259,256

€1,228,782

€988,234

€422,251

€594,836

€422,251

€594,836

Dun Laoghaire

€975,475

€949,137

€926,167

€898,382

€94,676

€786,755

€94,676

€786,755

Finglas Cabra

€986,452

€959,818

€936,590

€908,492

€263,277

€627,960

€263,277

€627,960

NIC

€2,495,777

€2,428,391

€2,369,624

€2,298,535

€576,956

€1,652,623

€494,856

€1,734,723

SIC

€2,276,911

€2,215,434

€2,161,821

€2,096,966

€255,720

€1,788,337

€176,043

€1,868,014

Tallaght

€1,316,913

€1,281,356

€1,250,347

€1,262,837

€452,712

€782,240

€341,438

€893,514

Total LDATF

€20,947,601

€20,382,016

€20,003,720

€19,299,924

€5,125,444

€13,823,981

€4,433,814

€14,515,611

RDATF

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014 DOH

2014 HSE

2015 DOH

2015 HSE

East Coast Area

€896,933

€872,716

€851,596

€584,227

€58,200

€508,500

€58,200

€508,500

Midland

€894,739

€870,581

€849,513

€824,028

€307,810

€491,497

€136,816

€662,491

Mid-West

€1,576,095

€1,533,540

€1,496,428

€1,451,535

€147,982

€1,260,007

€147,982

€1,260,007

North East

€1,038,588

€1,010,546

€986,091

€956,508

€0

€927,813

€0

€927,813

North West

€806,369

€784,597

€765,610

€742,642

€272,485

€447,878

€258,633

€461,730

North Dublin City & Co.

€870,066

€846,574

€826,087

€801,304

€456,080

€321,184

€309,778

€467,486

South East

€1,193,005

€1,160,794

€1,132,703

€1,098,722

€0

€1,065,760

€0

€1,065,760

South West

€894,750

€870,592

€849,524

€824,038

€102,820

€696,497

€102,820

€696,497

Southern

€1,089,369

€1,059,956

€1,034,305

€1,003,276

€0

€973,178

€0

€973,178

Western

€740,085

€720,104

€702,677

€681,597

€136,994

€524,155

€136,994

€524,155

Total RDATF

€9,999,999

€9,730,000

€9,494,534

€8,967,877

€1,482,371

€7,216,469

€1,151,223

€7,547,617

LDATF

2016 DOH

2016 HSE

2017 DOH

2017 HSE

2018 DOH

2018 HSE

2019 DOH

2019 HSE

Ballyfermot

€255,446

€1,231,286

€255,446

€1,231,286

€255,446

€1,231,286

€255,446

€1,231,286

Ballymun

€422,958

€697,957

€422,958

€697,957

€422,958

€697,957

€422,958

€697,957

Blanchardstown

€179,305

€913,589

€179,305

€913,589

€179,305

€913,589

€179,305

€913,589

Bray

€573,860

€916,271

€573,860

€916,271

€573,860

€916,271

€573,860

€916,271

Canal Communities

€338,605

€1,141,309

€338,605

€1,141,309

€338,605

€1,141,309

€338,605

€1,141,309

Clondalkin

€388,114

€1,007,948

€388,114

€1,007,948

€388,114

€1,007,948

€388,114

€1,007,948

Cork

€411,988

€1,108,299

€411,988

€1,108,299

€411,988

€1,108,299

€411,988

€1,108,299

Dublin 12

€70,397

€993,750

€70,397

€993,750

€70,397

€993,750

€70,397

€993,750

Dublin NE

€239,971

€777,116

€239,971

€777,116

€239,971

€777,116

€239,971

€777,116

Dun Laoghaire

€94,676

€786,755

€94,676

€786,755

€94,676

€786,755

€94,676

€786,755

Finglas Cabra

€263,277

€627,960

€263,277

€627,960

€263,277

€627,960

€263,277

€627,960

NIC

€394,856

€1,834,723

€394,856

€1,834,723

€394,856

€1,834,723

€394,856

€1,834,723

SIC

€176,043

€1,868,014

€176,043

€1,868,014

€176,043

€1,868,014

€176,043

€1,868,014

Tallaght

€336,022

€898,930

€336,022

€898,930

€336,022

€898,930

€336,022

€898,930

Total LDATF

€4,145,518

€14,803,907

€4,145,518

€14,803,907

€4,145,518

€14,803,907

€4,145,518

€14,803,907

RDATF

2016 DOH

2016 HSE

2017 DOH

2017 HSE

2018 DOH

2018 HSE

2018 DOH

2018 HSE

East Coast Area

€58,200

€508,500

€58,200

€508,500

€58,200

€508,500

€58,200

€508,500

Midland

€136,816

€662,491

€136,816

€662,491

€136,816

€662,491

€136,816

€662,491

Mid-West

€147,982

€1,260,007

€147,982

€1,260,007

€147,982

€1,260,007

€147,982

€1,260,007

North East

€0

€927,813

€0

€927,813

€0

€927,813

€0

€927,813

North West

€258,633

€461,730

€258,633

€461,730

€258,633

€461,730

€258,633

€461,730

North Dublin City & Co.

€266,245

€511,019

€266,245

€511,019

€266,245

€511,019

€266,245

€511,019

South East

€0

€1,065,760

€0

€1,065,760

€0

€1,065,760

€0

€1,065,760

South West

€102,820

€696,497

€102,820

€696,497

€102,820

€696,497

€102,820

€696,497

Southern

€0

€973,178

€0

€973,178

€0

€973,178

€0

€973,178

Western

€136,994

€524,155

€136,994

€524,155

€136,994

€524,155

€136,994

€524,155

Total RDATF

€1,107,690

€7,591,150

€1,107,690

€7,591,150

€1,107,690

€7,591,150

€1,107,690

€7,591,150

Table 2.2

Estimation of Adult population by DATF Area

DATF Name

Adult Population

LDTF: Ballymun

12,399

LDTF: Canal Communities

12,333

LDTF: North Inner City

60,222

LDTF: Ballyfermot

17,677

LDTF: Dublin South Inner City

60,513

LDTF: Finglas-Cabra

43,142

LDTF: Tallaght

65,936

LDTF: Dublin North East

80,022

LDTF: Cork LDTF

101,733

LDTF: Blanchardstown

50,052

LDTF: Dublin 12

45,666

LDTF: Clondalkin

60,720

LDTF: Bray

24,659

RDTF: South East

387,700

RDTF: Midland

216,057

RDTF: Mid-West

298,681

RDTF: East Coast

101,889

LDTF: Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

168,726

RDTF: South West

269,045

RDTF: North Eastern

333,776

RDTF: North Dublin City and County

219,028

RDTF: Southern

423,946

RDTF: Western

352,277

RDTF: North West

202,463