Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1646, 1647)

John Lahart

Question:

1646. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his plans to introduce an adult mental health and deafness service; the stage of the plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33702/19]

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John Lahart

Question:

1647. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there has never been specialist provision for deaf children despite research showing their increased risk in respect of mental health issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33703/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1646 and 1647 together.

As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.