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Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

269. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of SCAN roles required; the cost of creating these positions; and the timeline for this work. [12074/16]

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

270. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of creating a position for a mental health nurse who liaises specifically with homeless services. [12075/16]

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Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

271. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the estimated for the cost of providing 80 additional child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient beds. [12077/16]

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Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

272. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of the provision of child and adolescent inpatient services in 2016. [12078/16]

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

273. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the cost of providing an additional child and adolescent mental health services team annually. [12079/16]

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

274. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount spent on child and adolescent mental health services teams in 2015; the estimated costs in 2016; and the respective number of teams in operation for these years. [12080/16]

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

275. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of recruiting a full complement of mental health intellectual disability nurses as recommended under A Vision for Change. [12081/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

276. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount spent on counselling in primary care in 2015; the estimated amount to be spent in 2016; and the number of positions, counselling hours and clients this will provide. [12082/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

277. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health nurses currently employed in the health service; the number of positions unoccupied or being recruited; the cost to the Exchequer in 2015; and the estimated cost in 2016. [12083/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Health Services Staff Data

Pat Buckley

278. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of psychotherapists currently employed in the health service; the number of positions which are unoccupied or being recruited; the cost to the Exchequer for this in 2015; and the estimated cost in 2016. [12084/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Health Services Staff Data

Pat Buckley

279. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of clinical psychologists currently employed in the health service; the number of positions which are unoccupied or being recruited; the cost to the Exchequer for this in 2015; and the estimated cost in 2016. [12085/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Health Services Staff Data

Pat Buckley

280. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of occupational therapists currently employed in the health service; the number of positions which are unoccupied or being recruited; the cost to the Exchequer for this in 2015; and the estimated cost in 2016. [12086/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Health Services Staff Data

Pat Buckley

281. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of psychiatrists currently employed in the health service; the number of positions which are unoccupied or being recruited; the cost to the Exchequer for this in 2015; and the estimated cost in 2016. [12087/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Health Services Staff Data

Pat Buckley

282. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of complementary therapeutic practitioners currently employed in the mental health service; the number of positions which are unoccupied or being recruited; the cost to the Exchequer for this in 2015; and the estimated cost in 2016. [12088/16]

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Mental Health Services

Pat Buckley

283. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to publish an action plan for the reform of mental health supports ensuring adequate funding, good governance and oversight in line with A Vision for Change. [12089/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Counselling Services Provision

Pat Buckley

284. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to extend access to counselling in primary care service to persons on lower incomes. [12090/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Mental Health Services Provision

Pat Buckley

285. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to ensure all children and adolescents receive adequate mental health promotion, supports and early intervention in order to minimise the need for inpatient care. [12091/16]

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Housing for People with Disabilities Provision

Pat Buckley

286. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to work with the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to ensure persons with mental health difficulties have access to housing and tenancy support and are protected from becoming homeless, especially upon discharge from inpatient services or when leaving care. [12092/16]

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Employment Support Services

Pat Buckley

287. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to help support employment opportunities for persons who have a mental health disability. [12093/16]

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

288. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of the provision of a 24-7 crisis support service for mental health; the estimated set up costs and the required annual budget. [12094/16]

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