14. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the development of the Enniscorthy flood defence scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53251/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

(Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The River Slaney-Enniscorthy flood relief scheme is being progressed by Wexford County Council as the contracting authority, with funding by the Office of Public Works.
Good progress is being made in advancing the scheme and a significant amount of the necessary ground work to inform the detailed design of the scheme has been carried out to date. Further work is required on the technical and cost aspects before the scheme is ready to be brought to a public informatio...

465. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of CAMHS referrals seen by mental health services in 2017. (Question 54020/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 465 and 466 together.
As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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466. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of admissions to CAMHS acute inpatient units in 2017. (Question 54021/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 465 and 466 together.
As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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467. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of adult referrals seen by mental health services in 2017. (Question 54022/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 467 and 468 together.
As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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468. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of old-age psychiatry referrals seen by mental health services in 2017. (Question 54023/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 467 and 468 together.
As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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469. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of external placements provided by mental health services in 2017. (Question 54024/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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470. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of adults seen by counselling services in primary care services in 2017. (Question 54025/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Primary Care Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 470 and 471 together.
As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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471. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of adults seen by the National Counselling Service in 2017. (Question 54026/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Primary Care Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 470 and 471 together.
As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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472. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of referrals seen by community forensic teams in 2017. (Question 54027/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a serviced matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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473. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of patient mental health reviews by prison in-reach services in 2017. (Question 54028/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Prisoner Health)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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474. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the allocation of the posts from the 2015 €35 million funding for mental health; the number of posts this allocation supports; the number that have been filled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54029/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 474 to 476, inclusive, together.
As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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475. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the allocation of posts from the 2016 allocation of €35 million for mental health; the number of posts this allocation supports; the number that have been filled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54030/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 474 to 476, inclusive, together.
As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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476. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the allocation of posts from the 2017 allocation of €15 million for mental health; the number of posts this allocation supports; the number that have been filled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54031/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 474 to 476, inclusive, together.
As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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477. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for a child and adolescent mental health service appointment in each LHO area; and the number waiting zero to three months, three to six months, six to nine months, nine to 12 months and more than 12 months respectively, in tabular form. (Question 54032/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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478. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the allocation of the €15 million in new funding for mental health in 2017; the additional or new services being provided in 2017; the funding provided to each; the funding provided by CHO; and the additional posts being provided in each, in tabular form. (Question 54033/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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479. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of new whole-time equivalent positions the €15 million in new funding for mental health in 2017 will provide; and the number of positions in each, by category (details supplied), in tabular form. (Question 54034/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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480. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of additional posts recruited and appointed in 2017 for the development of the DeafHear national service. (Question 54035/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Disability Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): The Deputy may wish to contact DeafHear directly in relation to the query raised in his question as the Minister has no remit regarding such matters. However, I have arranged for the Deputy’s question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for a direct reply to the Deputy regarding HSE funding provided to DeafHear.
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481. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the completion of the model of care for ADHD. (Question 54036/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Services for People with Disabilities)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality ...

482. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the completion of the model of care for dual diagnosis. (Question 54037/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): The HSE’s Mental Health Division recognised the need for a Clinical Programme for Dual Diagnosis to respond to people with substance misuse, both alcohol and/or drugs, together with mental illness. The HSE’s Primary Care Division has already appointed a National Clinical Lead for the Addiction Services to improve its response to drug and alcohol abuse at primary care level and this Clinical Lead will work with the Mental Health Cl...

483. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the embedding of the existing ten Jigsaw sites to full capacity and the development of new sites in counties Cork, Dublin and Limerick. (Question 54038/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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484. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the cross-divisional governance arrangements in place for the development of counselling services for those under 18 years of age in primary care. (Question 54039/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Counselling Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a serviced matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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485. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the capacity expansion that has taken place in high observation units in Galway, Limerick and Drogheda in 2017. (Question 54040/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Hospital Facilities)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a serviced matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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486. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the progress that has been made on the provision of high observation units in counties Donegal and Kerry. (Question 54041/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Hospital Facilities)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a serviced matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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487. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if a model of care for a specialist rehab unit has been agreed; if a cohort of population for a specialist rehab unit has been identified; and if so, the details of both. (Question 54042/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Neuro-Rehabilitation Policy)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): The Programme for a Partnership Government includes a commitment to publish “a plan for advancing Neuro-rehabilitation services in the community”. The Health Service Executive (HSE) Social Care Division and the HSE Clinical Programme and Strategy Division are working in tandem to progress the implementation of the National Policy & Strategy for the provision of Neuro-rehabilitation services.
The HSE has established a Nationa...

488. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of new Central Mental Hospital beds for those admitted under section 21(2) of the Mental Health Act 2001 that have opened in 2017. (Question 54043/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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