Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Ceisteanna (579)

Pat Rabbitte

Ceist:

690 Mr. Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of people resident in psychiatric hospitals who have been diagnosed as suffering from a form of autism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1453/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

The following tabular statement outlines the number of autistic persons in psychiatric hospitals in April 2003.

Health Board

Numbers

ERHA

2

Midland

none

Mid-Western

2

North Eastern

none

North Western

2

South Eastern

8

Southern

none

Western

2

Total

16

Question No. 691 answered with QuestionNo. 688.