Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (479)

Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

479. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health if he sought an allocation within budget 2020 in order to address the crisis in Traveller mental health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44417/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Budget 2020 announced €39 million additional funding for mental health services bringing its budget to €1.026 billion in 2020. The additional €39m increase to the includes €13m for the continued rollout of new developments in 2020 and €26m has been allocated for other costs, including pay, which will be used to maintain funding and enhance existing services.

New Developments programmes and funding will be agreed as part of the HSE National Service Plan 2020 discussions.