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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1701. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a child and adolescent mental health services appointment 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. [33805/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1702. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a psychology 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. [33806/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1703. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of children admitted to adult mental health units between 1 January and 30 June 2019. [33807/19]

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Hospital Beds Data

Pat Buckley

1704. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health beds available in each LHO; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33808/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Emergency Departments Data

Pat Buckley

1705. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of children presenting at emergency departments here with self-harm injuries, suicide attempts and-or overdoses in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the location of same in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33809/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Prisoner Transfers

Pat Buckley

1968. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the average, shortest and longest wait, respectively, facing a prisoner awaiting a transfer from the Irish Prison Service to the Central Mental Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34451/19]

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1969. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of completing the recruitment required for the full implementation of A Vision for Change. [34452/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Maternity Services Provision

Pat Buckley

1970. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the annual spend in each of the years 2016 to 2018, and to date in 2019, on maternal mental health services at all stages of pregnancy; the locations in this regard; the reason for each category of spending; and the new developments planned or in the process of establishment. [34453/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1971. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the spending on new mental health developments in 2018 and to date in 2019. [34454/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1972. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the spending on new mental health developments planned for the remainder of 2019 and 2020, respectively. [34455/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1973. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the annual funding provided and subsequently drawn down and spent on maintenance and upkeep of approved mental health units in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [34456/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Funding

Pat Buckley

1974. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to introduce an emergency fund for maintenance and repairs to tackle major issues in approved mental health centres identified in the recent Mental Health Commission inspection report. [34457/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1975. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the annual cost of cleaning provided at each approved mental health centre; the units cleaned in each case; and if staff costs were for agency contract or in-house in 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively. [34458/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1976. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the funding provided to pay for transport services for mental health service users to attend services and appointments by LHO and CHO. [34459/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1977. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the percentage of relevant staff working in the mental health services that received and completed Children First training. [34460/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1978. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the percentage of staff in place as they relate to recommended staffing levels laid down in A Vision for Change by service and profession. [34461/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Post Office Network

Pat Buckley

2176. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of efforts to find a replacement postmaster for a post office (details supplied) in County Cork and to make a commitment to retaining the service. [31831/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Children in Care

Pat Buckley

2520. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children who died while in the care of the HSE in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33755/19]

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

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VAT Rate Application

Pat Buckley

147. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Finance the dates since January 1991 on which the Revenue Commissioners published advice to the effect that the zero VAT rate for food supplements was specifically restricted to vitamins, minerals and fish oils by concession; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29106/19]

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

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VAT Rate Application

Pat Buckley

148. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Finance the date on which the Revenue Commissioners first publicised it had been operating a zero VAT rate concession to food supplements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29107/19]

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