Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (1682, 1683)

Pat Buckley

Ceist:

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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Pat Buckley

Ceist:

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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1682 and 1683 together.

As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.