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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Counselling Services Provision

Pat Buckley

1681. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the details of the telehealth pilot sites for mental health services. [33756/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1682. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of psychologists and assistant psychologists employed by the HSE to provide free counselling services in each of the years since 2016; and the cost by year and CHO. [33785/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1683. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of additional psychologist and assistant psychologist positions for free counselling services provided for in budget 2019; and the number of posts filled to date. [33786/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Provision

Pat Buckley

1684. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of progression towards a seven day week in all community mental health services; the remaining obstacles to the goal; the outstanding costs which have been identified; and the timeline for delivery of same. [33788/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Provision

Pat Buckley

1685. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of progression towards a 24/7 community mental health service; the remaining obstacles to the goal; the outstanding costs which have been identified; and the timeline for delivery of same. [33789/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services

Pat Buckley

1686. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of establishing a dedicated advocacy service for mental health service users; and the base establishment costs and expected annual budget supports for same. [33790/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1687. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of CAMHS beds operational as of July 2019. [33791/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1688. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the annual cost of overtime and agency staff for mental health nursing roles in Cork north Lee, Cork south Lee and north Cork areas, respectively, in the past 12 months; and the cost in 2016 and 2017. [33792/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1689. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the annual cost of overtime and agency staff for mental health nursing roles by CHO in the past 12 months; and the cost in 2016 and 2017 for these areas. [33793/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1690. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of referrals accepted by the community CAMHS teams during the first six months of 2019, by local health office area; and the equivalent figures for 2018, in tabular form. [33794/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1691. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the expansion of rehabilitation services to respond to the needs of those with enduring mental illness and challenging behaviour; the location of the additional services; the number of additional staff employed in whole-time equivalent terms; the number of service users in receipt of such services; and the way in which this compares to 2018. [33795/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services

Pat Buckley

1692. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation of the model of care for specialist perinatal mental health services; and the number of additional staff in whole-time equivalent terms appointed to date in 2019. [33796/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services

Pat Buckley

1693. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the way in which he has provided increased access to talk therapies to date in 2019; the number of additional service users availing of the therapies; and the number of persons availing of talk therapies in each CHO area. [33797/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1694. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of additional enhanced peer support workers delivered to date in 2019 in line with the A Vision for Change recommendations. [33798/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1695. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of efforts to develop a seven days a week service for CAMHS; the number of CAMHS teams operating on such a basis; the CHOs in which they are based; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33799/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1696. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of additional CAMHS clinical staff in whole-time equivalent terms recruited to date in 2019, by CHO; and the number of CAMHS staff in whole-time equivalent terms that left the service over the same period by CHO. [33800/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Health Services Staff Recruitment

Pat Buckley

1697. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of positions in whole-time equivalent terms for children’s mental health intellectual disability teams being advertised for recruitment by CHO. [33801/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Administration

Pat Buckley

1698. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation of the CAMHS advocacy model; and the CHOs in which it is available and utilised. [33802/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Health Care Infrastructure Provision

Pat Buckley

1699. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the roll-out of the agreed minor capital fund to enhance mental health facilities and infrastructure; the projects undertaken in 2019, by location; and the funding allocated to each in 2019. [33803/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1700. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a counselling appointment in primary care at the end of June 2019 or the latest date available; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively. [33804/19]

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