HSE Agency Staff Expenditure

Questions (1655, 1656)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1655. Deputy Pat Buckley 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. [33729/19]

View answer

Pat Buckley

Question:

1656. Deputy Pat Buckley 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; and the estimated cost if they had been permanent positions instead [33730/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1655 and 1656 together.

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

Mental Health Services Staff

Questions (1657)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1657. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health whole-time equivalent staff 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 community healthcare organisation, CHO, area, in tabular form. [33731/19]

View answer

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.

Nursing Staff Data

Questions (1658)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1658. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of psychiatric nurses who graduated in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively; the number hired by the HSE on full-time contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33732/19]

View answer

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 (1659)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1659. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount expended on mental health in 2018; and the percentage of the overall health budget to which this amounts. [33733/19]

View answer

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 (1660)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1660. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of approved consultant psychiatric posts by speciality; the number of posts filled on a temporary basis; the number of 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. [33734/19]

View answer

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 (1661)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1661. Deputy Pat Buckley 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. [33735/19]

View answer

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 (1662)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1662. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent posts filled within mental health as of July 2019; and the comparative number for each corresponding period in the previous ten years. [33736/19]

View answer

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 (1663)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1663. Deputy Pat Buckley 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. [33737/19]

View answer

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 (1664)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1664. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of approved psychiatric nursing posts by speciality as per A Vision for Change recommendations and demographic changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33738/19]

View answer

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 (1665)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1665. Deputy Pat Buckley 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. [33739/19]

View answer

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 (1666)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1666. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of psychiatric nurses entitled to retire as of 17 July 2019; the number entitled to retire within the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33740/19]

View answer

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 (1667)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1667. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health inpatient beds here; the number operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33741/19]

View answer

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 (1668)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1668. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of involuntary admissions in 2018; and the percentage of admissions following a referral by a family member, a member of An Garda Síochána and a referral by a doctor, respectively. [33742/19]

View answer

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 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 (1669)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1669. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount expended by the HSE on psychotropic drugs in each of the years 2016 to 2018. [33743/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Health)

As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.

HSE Expenditure

Questions (1670)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1670. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount expended by the HSE on talk therapies in each of the years 2016 to 2018; and the specifications of the type of talk therapy provided. [33744/19]

View answer

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 (1671)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1671. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of additional staff appointed to the CAMHS service in each community healthcare organisation, 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. [33745/19]

View answer

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 (1672)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1672. Deputy Pat Buckley 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. [33746/19]

View answer

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 Admissions

Questions (1673)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1673. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of children admitted to adult health units in 2018; the length of each of these stays; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33747/19]

View answer

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 (1674)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1674. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of children on CAMHS waiting lists by age and gender, in tabular form, by community healthcare organisation, CHO, and local catchment areas. [33748/19]

View answer

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 (1675)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1675. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of self-harm presentations by children under 18 years of age in each of the years 2016 to 2018, by presenting hospital. [33749/19]

View answer

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 (1676)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1676. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of staff working in CAMHS as of 17 July 2019. [33750/19]

View answer

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 (1677)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1677. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of children awaiting a primary care psychology appointment at 17 June 2019; and the number of such children waiting more than two, three, six, 12 and 18 months, respectively. [33751/19]

View answer

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.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff

Questions (1678)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1678. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the staffing levels of CAMHS for each team operating nationally. [33752/19]

View answer

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 (1679)

Pat Buckley

Question:

1679. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of each of the recommendations of the national youth mental health task force. [33753/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Health)

Please see the following document which provides detailed updates on each of the recommendations in the Youth Mental Health Task Force report as requested.

YMHTF Recommendations