Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Questions (619)

Robert Troy

Question:

619. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if a refund under the cross border initiative will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [31025/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is an operational matter I have asked the HSE to reply directly to the Deputy.

HSE Agency Staff Expenditure

Questions (620)

James Browne

Question:

620. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the spend on agency staff for mental health services in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the original estimate for such expenditure in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31031/19]

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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 (621)

James Browne

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621. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health whole-time equivalents required to be recruited for the full implementation of A Vision for Change in view of demographic changes; and the teams and specialties in which the additional staff are required by CHO area in tabular form. [31032/19]

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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 (622)

James Browne

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622. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of psychiatric nurses that graduated in 2018; the number of these hired by the HSE on full-time contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31033/19]

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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 Expenditure

Questions (623)

James Browne

Question:

623. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the amount expended on mental health in 2018 as a total amount and percentage of the overall health budget. [31034/19]

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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 (624)

James Browne

Question:

624. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of approved consultant psychiatric posts by speciality; the number of these posts filled on a temporary basis; the number of these posts filled by doctors not on the specialist register; the number of posts unfilled, vacant or unmatched; the location of the unfilled, vacant or unmatched posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31035/19]

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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 (625)

James Browne

Question:

625. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the allocation of the posts from the 2018 €55 million funding for mental health; the number of posts the allocation supports; the number of posts filled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31036/19]

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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 (626)

James Browne

Question:

626. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent posts filled within mental health as of 30 June 2019; the number of whole-time equivalent posts filled in mental health as of 30 June 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31037/19]

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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 (627)

James Browne

Question:

627. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of section 39 providers that hold agreements for providing mental health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31038/19]

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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 (628)

James Browne

Question:

628. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of approved psychiatric nursing posts by speciality as per A Vision for Change recommendations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31039/19]

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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 (629)

James Browne

Question:

629. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of approved psychiatric nursing posts by speciality; the number of posts filled on a temporary basis; the number of posts currently unfilled, vacant or unmatched; the location of the unfilled, vacant or unmatched posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31040/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Mental Health Services Staff

Questions (630)

James Browne

Question:

630. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of psychiatric nurses entitled to retire as of 8 July 2019; the number of psychiatric nurses entitled to retire within the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31041/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Mental Health Services Data

Questions (631)

James Browne

Question:

631. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health inpatient beds here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31042/19]

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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 (632)

James Browne

Question:

632. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the total number of involuntary admissions in 2018; the percentage of the involuntary admissions following a family member’s referral; the percentage of the involuntary admissions following a member of An Garda Síochána’s referral; the percentage of the involuntary admissions following a doctor’s referral; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31043/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The information the Deputy is seeking is set out in the Mental Health Commission’s Annual Report for 2018 which was published last month and is available on the Commission’s website.

In terms of admission orders in 2018, the Commission report that there were 2,435 such admissions, 1,825 of which were from the community with 610 being regrades of voluntary patients already in approved centres.

The breakdown of applicant status for the 1,825 admission orders from the community as reported by the Commission is as follows:

Spouse, civil partner, relative 38%

Authorised Officer 14%

Garda 22%

Other person 22%

The Commission commented that the number of applications by family members are down 6% on 2017 and they have welcomed this decrease. The ‘Other person’ category above is quite broad and would include, for example, a doctor in an Emergency Department.

Medicinal Products Expenditure

Questions (633)

James Browne

Question:

633. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the amount expended by the HSE on psychotropic drugs in 2018. [31044/19]

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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.

Mental Health Services Expenditure

Questions (634)

James Browne

Question:

634. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the amount expended by the HSE on talk therapies in 2018. [31045/19]

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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 Data

Questions (635)

James Browne

Question:

635. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of additional staff appointed to the CAMHS service in each CHO to date in 2019; the net increase in staff numbers resulting from such recruitment in each CHO to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31046/19]

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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 (636)

James Browne

Question:

636. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of children admitted to adult mental health units to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31047/19]

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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 (637)

James Browne

Question:

637. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of children admitted to adult health units in 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31048/19]

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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 (638)

James Browne

Question:

638. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of children on CAMHS waiting lists by age and gender in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31049/19]

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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.

Hospitals Data

Questions (639)

James Browne

Question:

639. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of self-harm presentations to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in 2006 and 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31050/19]

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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 Staff

Questions (640)

James Browne

Question:

640. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the total number of staff working in CAMHS as of 8 July 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31051/19]

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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.

Psychological Assessments Waiting Times

Questions (641)

James Browne

Question:

641. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of children awaiting a primary care psychology appointment on 30 June 2019; the number of such children waiting over 3 months, 1, 2 and over 3 years respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31052/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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