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Eating Disorders

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 10 February 2022

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Questions (399, 400)

Martin Browne

Question:

399. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Health the services that are available for persons diagnosed with avoidant, restrictive food intake disorder; if his attention has been drawn to instances in which persons living outside of CHO4 are unable to access the services provided to address this condition and as a result, a family has been left with no option but to secure such services for children under 12 years of age in the UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7152/22]

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Martin Browne

Question:

400. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Health his views on the case of a child diagnosed with avoidant, restrictive food intake disorder by CAMHS being denied cognitive behaviour therapy due to the fact that they are under 12 years of age. [7153/22]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 399 and 400 together.

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Question No. 400 answered with Question No. 399.
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