162. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) had to pay for a medical procedure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20512/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Health Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.
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489. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the services, facilities and specialists available to children under 16 years of age suffering with EDS (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9957/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Health Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.
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33. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health his main achievements in 2017 regarding the funding provided in recent years for mental health; and his service priorities for 2018. (Question 6202/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Mental Health Services Funding)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In 2017, we achieved much in relation to the provision of mental health services, helped in no small part by the substantial increase in mental funding over the last few years. Since 2012, the Government has increased the Mental Health Budget by almost €200 million, or 28%, to over €910 million today.
Budget 2018 made allowance for an additional €57.5 million for Mental Health Services for 2018. This includes pay-related costs of €22.5 million and €20...

100. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the measures being taken to improve CAMHS, for example, access, age appropriate placements, waiting lists and standardised operating procedures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6208/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - 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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342. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the reason persons are now required to pay for the haemochromatosis clinic in Louth County Council (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 40487/17 asked on 26 Sep 2017 - Health Services Charges)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, the Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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518. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health if he will provide clarification on the employment status of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 30816/16 asked on 18 Oct 2016 - Health Services Staff)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly on this matter.
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316. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health his views regarding the level of funding for mental health services in the Louth-Meath area, being €104 per head of population, which is below the national average of €152 per head of population; the Health Service Executive’s funding plans in the period 2016 to 2018 to bring Louth-Meath services up to the national average of €152; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8339/16 asked on 26 Apr 2016 - Mental Health Services Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): As this is a service issue this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply. If you have not received a reply within 15 working days, please contact my Private Office and they will follow up the matter with them.
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330. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health if he will confirm that money ringfenced for mental health services is not being diverted to other areas within the health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8387/16 asked on 26 Apr 2016 - Mental Health Services Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Mental health funding for 2016 was set out in the 2016 HSE Service Plan. The plan was subsequently published and made available to all interested parties.
Funding for mental health services will increase this year, no matter what developments take place during the year. Funding for mental health in 2016 will increase from the 2015 outturn of €785m, to a projected budget of €826m in the 2016 NSP, an increase of €41m or 5.2%,...