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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

350. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the reason in January of 2019 permission was granted to carry out a single story extension including the remodelling of the interior and the installation of a wheelchair assessable ramp at Castlemartyr community health centre; the reason work was not started on this plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38734/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

351. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to expand the public health services in Castlemartyr, County Cork. [38735/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

352. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if the decision to close Castlemartyr health centre is finalised; and the final date for the closure. [38736/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

353. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the plans the HSE has put in place to facilitate patients and service users to travel to Midleton from Castlemartyr, County Cork. [38737/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Pat Buckley

479. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of wheelchair accessible buses operational in east County Cork particularly operating on the N25 Cork to Waterford and along the Waterford to Cork bus route, respectively. [38738/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Pat Buckley

787. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of the construction of the national forensic mental health service facility in Portrane, County Dublin; the completion date for same; if the project will be delivered on time and within budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34709/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Mental Health Services

Pat Buckley

788. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the actions taken during 2018 to improve outcomes for persons with comorbid severe mental illness and substance misuse problems. [34710/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Mental Health Services

Pat Buckley

789. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of developing a no wrong door policy to address dual diagnosis in mental health; and the funding provided in future for services to adapt. [34711/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Higher Education Authority

Pat Buckley

328. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of psychologists employed at higher education institutes; the cost of each position annually; and the location each position is based. [33787/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1650. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of adults waiting for an outpatient assessment by a consultant psychiatrist in each month from June 2018 to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33724/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1651. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of consultant psychiatric posts across the health service; the number filled by permanent consultants; the number temporarily filled; the number currently vacant; and the length of time each has been vacant. [33725/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1652. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of HSE community mental health teams operational nationally; the number of consultants employed in the teams permanently; the number temporarily filled; the number currently vacant; and the period each post has been vacant [33726/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1653. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of HSE CAMHS teams established nationally; the number of consultant psychiatric posts allocated to the teams; the number of posts which are permanent; the number temporarily filled; the number unfilled; and the period for which the posts have been vacant. [33727/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1654. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of HSE specialist community mental health services for older adults teams across the health service nationally; the number of consultant psychiatric posts allocated to the teams; the number of posts which are filled permanently; the number temporarily filled; the number unfilled; and the period the respective posts have been vacant. [33728/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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HSE Agency Staff Expenditure

Pat Buckley

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]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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HSE Agency Staff Expenditure

Pat Buckley

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]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

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]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Nursing Staff Data

Pat Buckley

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]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

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]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

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]

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