588. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of adults who have been deemed appropriate for treatment for substance use to date in 2017 in each LHO; and the number who have received treatment within one calendar month. (Question 33851/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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589. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of children who have been deemed appropriate for treatment for substance use to date in 2017 in each LHO; and the number who have received treatment within one week. (Question 33852/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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590. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the review of the services in all CHOs regarding the person-centred care planning processes of the drugs rehabilitation framework reassessment, key working and care planning. (Question 33853/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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591. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of health service staff who are currently being trained on SAOR screening and brief intervention for problem alcohol and substance use. (Question 33854/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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592. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of new persons who have been granted access to naloxone to date in 2017. (Question 33855/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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596. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the increase in addiction residential treatment beds and additional treatment episodes which has been provided to date in 2017. (Question 33859/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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597. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the development of integrated care pathways and referral pathways from pharmacy needle exchange to other agencies. (Question 33860/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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598. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the expansion of other paraphernalia such as foil within the pharmacy needle exchange programme to allow clients the option of smoking rather than injecting. (Question 33861/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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599. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the status of the guidelines and strategic statement on hidden harm. (Question 33862/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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601. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the current average waiting time from referral to assessment for opioid substitution treatment. (Question 33864/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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602. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the current average waiting time from opioid substitution assessment to exit from waiting list or treatment commenced. (Question 33865/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Substance Misuse)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 588 to 591, inclusive, 592, 596 to 599, inclusive, 601 and 602 together.
As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
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