Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (253)

Dan Neville

Ceist:

382 Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Health and Children , further to Question No. 390 of 11 November 2003, his views on the transfer of 24 persons with intellectual disability from St. Joseph's Hospital, Limerick, to accommodation appropriate to their needs. [2771/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

I understand from the Mid-Western Health Board that, at present, there are 17 persons with an intellectual disability accommodated in St Joseph's Hospital, Limerick. Assessments are to be carried out on ten persons with an intellectual disability for whom placements in services for persons with an intellectual disability are considered to be the most appropriate care setting. It is envisaged that the most appropriate placements for the remaining seven persons are in the community based mental health services.