Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (159)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

159. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health the post-care and community care services available to patients discharged from a mental health bed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26990/19]

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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.

Mental Health Services Data

Questions (160)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

160. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health beds available in each CHO; the number of persons waiting for beds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26991/19]

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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 Staff Data

Questions (161)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

161. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of approved consultant positions in each public and voluntary hospital; the number filled on a whole-time equivalent basis; the number vacant as of 20 June 2019 or the latest date available; and the number filled on a locum or non-specialist basis by hospital in tabular form. [27008/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly on this matter.

HSE Agency Staff Expenditure

Questions (162, 163, 164)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

162. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the agency spend on consultant doctors for each public and voluntary hospital to date in 2019, in tabular form. [27009/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Question:

163. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the agency spend on consultant doctors for each community healthcare organisation to date in 2019, in tabular form. [27010/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Question:

164. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the spend by the HSE on agency staff to date in 2019; and the proportion of the projected spend for agency staff originally estimated for 2019 that has now been used up. [27011/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 162 to 164, inclusive, together.

I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on these matters.

Health Services Access

Questions (165)

Brendan Smith

Question:

165. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to the request by an association (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27018/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for reply to the Deputy.

Nursing Home Accommodation Provision

Questions (166)

Bríd Smith

Question:

166. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 191 of 18 April 2019, when the ward in a nursing home (details supplied) will be reopened; and the number of similar beds closed in the system nationally [27020/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (167)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

167. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health the mental health services available to persons via the HSE; the emergency services available to persons experiencing mental health crisis; the way in which to access services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27022/19]

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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.

Mental Health Services Staff

Questions (168)

Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

168. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health when a clinical lead will be appointed to drive the national clinical dual diagnosis programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27024/19]

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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.

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Questions (169)

Michael McGrath

Question:

169. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health his plans to ensure the FreeStyle Libre device is made available to all persons with type 1 diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27025/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, the HSE has statutory responsibility for the administration of the community drug schemes; therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Respite Care Services Data

Questions (170)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

170. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health the number of respite beds available by CHO; the operational capacity to date; the waiting lists for respite beds in each CHO area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27026/19]

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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.

Drugs Payment Scheme Threshold

Questions (171)

Peter Burke

Question:

171. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of reducing the drug payment scheme threshold for a single-headed household to €72. [27029/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The estimated cost of reducing the drug payment scheme threshold for a single-headed household to €72 is €8.3m, where a single headed household is defined as one eligible DPS patient on a family card at claim month.

Home Care Packages Expenditure

Questions (172, 173)

Peter Burke

Question:

172. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of providing an additional 2.2 million hours of home help. [27030/19]

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Peter Burke

Question:

173. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of providing 8,000 extra home care packages. [27031/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 172 and 173 together.

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