Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (271)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

271. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health if children that potentially have ME have been placed under the mental health department of a hospital; the diagnostic criteria used to diagnose or exclude ME (details supplied); the number of children that potentially have ME placed under mental health departments to manage their care in 2018 and to date 2019; the criteria used to classify those children into severity levels that is, mild, moderate, severe and profound by category; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30253/19]

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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.