555. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of children between 12 and 18 years of age discharged from hospital with a principal diagnosis of anorexia or bulimia in each of the years 2005 to 2017, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12402/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 555 to 558, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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556. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of children between zero and 12 years of age discharged from hospital with a principal diagnosis of anorexia or bulimia in each of the years 2005 to 2017, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12403/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 555 to 558, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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557. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of persons over 18 years of age discharged from hospital with a principal diagnosis of anorexia or bulimia each of the years 2005 to 2017, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12404/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 555 to 558, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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558. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the estimated number of persons here affected by an eating disorder; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12405/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 555 to 558, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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188. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 653 of 16 January 2018 and 188 of 1 February 2018, the number of young children and teenagers ruled to have died in the past five years as a result of eating disorders. (Question 10900/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): My Department does not hold statistics on persons who may have died from eating disorders.
The Deputy may wish to contact the Department of Health.
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135. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the advice available to general practitioners who have detected early signs of suffering from eating disorders in persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10444/18 asked on 06 Mar 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): All doctors on the Medical Council’s register, including GPs, are required to maintain professional competence by enrolling in professional competence schemes and engaging in maintenance of professional competence activities in relation to their practice. In this context, the Council has established a range of professional competence schemes through formal arrangements with the recognised postgraduate training bodies. Schemes are operated by the postgra...

136. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of a national centre for eating disorders within a children’s hospital here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10445/18 asked on 06 Mar 2018 - Eating Disorders)

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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517. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of HSE provided children’s inpatient beds specifically for eating disorders; his plans to increase the number and percentage of inpatient beds for children suffering from eating disorders in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10104/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Eating Disorders)

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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518. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of public emergency department beds for adults with eating disorders here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10105/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.
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389. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of designated specialist beds for the treatment of eating disorders in the public mental health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8605/18 asked on 20 Feb 2018 - Eating Disorders)

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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3. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he is satisfied with the level of mental health supports in place for persons with eating disorders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6587/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): An individual who has concerns about eating disorders should attend his or her general practitioner, GP, in the first instance for primary care screening assessment and examination. The GP may then make recommendations, which may include referral to the secondary care mental health services for full eating disorder assessment.
Nationally, outpatient mental health services for adults presenting with eating disorders are provided by...

98. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the mental health supports in place for persons with eating disorders. (Question 6399/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): If an individual has concerns in relation to eating disorders, he/she should be directed to their GP in the first instance for primary care screening assessment and examination. The GP may then make recommendations which may include referral to the secondary care mental health services for full eating disorder assessment.
Nationally, outpatient mental health services for adults presenting with eating disorders are provided by the ...

196. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health his views on the lack of beds available to young persons that have anorexia nervosa; the number of persons with anorexia nervosa that had to travel abroad to receive treatment; the number of beds in the bed capacity plan that will cater for anorexia nervosa; when they will be delivered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6519/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Eating Disorders)

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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188. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 653 of 16 January 2018, the number of young children and teenagers ruled to have died in the past five years as a result of eating disorders. (Question 5223/18 asked on 01 Feb 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): This question was sent to the Department of Health for answer on the 16th January 2018. The HSE replied directly to the Deputy advising that cause of death determination is a coronal, not a HSE function and there is no formal feedback mechanism from the coroner’s courts to the HSE, Mental Health Division. The HSE does not hold this information as requested. The Coroner may be able to assist you with your request.
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211. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health if the same high quality of care that is provided by eating disorder teams will be assured at the proposed mini hub eating disorder treatment locations in counties Sligo, Cavan, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford as in the hub locations in counties Galway, Cork and Dublin (Question 4738/18 asked on 31 Jan 2018 - Eating Disorders)

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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653. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the number of young children and teenagers ruled to have died in the past five years as a result of eating disorders. (Question 54438/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): 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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174. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health the supports available to persons with an eating disorder, including residential care and emergency care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52113/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Eating Disorders)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): 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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192. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 163 of 8 November 2017, the reason the three paediatric hospitals do not keep data on inpatients by category of admission, for example data on the number of young children and teenagers being treated for anorexia as inpatients in paediatric hospitals, in view of the fact that such data is crucial for directing resources appropriately; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52207/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Eating Disorders)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 192 and 193 together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible, with specific reference to the data collated as a matter of routine by paediatric hospitals for categories of admissions generally, and the reasons why the more specific data raised by the Deputy in her questions are not collected as a matter of routine.
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193. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 163 of 8 November 2017, if historical data on the number of children and teenagers treated for anorexia as inpatients in paediatric hospitals is retained; and if so, the data for the years 2010 and to date in 2017 (Question 52208/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Eating Disorders)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 192 and 193 together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible, with specific reference to the data collated as a matter of routine by paediatric hospitals for categories of admissions generally, and the reasons why the more specific data raised by the Deputy in her questions are not collected as a matter of routine.
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163. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the number of young children and teenagers currently being treated for anorexia as inpatients in paediatric hospitals. (Question 47296/17 asked on 08 Nov 2017 - Eating Disorders)

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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164. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the number of young children and teenagers being treated for anorexia as inpatients in adult mental health units. (Question 47297/17 asked on 08 Nov 2017 - Eating Disorders)

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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165. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the number of young children and teenagers being treated abroad in specialist eating disorder units, for example, in the UK. (Question 47298/17 asked on 08 Nov 2017 - Eating Disorders)

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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167. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the number of young children and teenagers who have died in the past five years as a result of eating disorders. (Question 47300/17 asked on 08 Nov 2017 - Eating Disorders)

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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782. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of persons presenting for eating-related disorders, by county, by type of disorder, both male and female; in tabular form, the interventions in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34338/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.
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445. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Health the State services currently available to those persons suffering from eating disorders and related illness in counties Carlow and Kilkenny who do not have private health insurance; if any provisions have been made within his Department for additional services to be introduced to communities in theses counties; his plans to enable children, adolescents and adults in such a situation to access out-of-hours support services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5844/17 asked on 07 Feb 2017 - Eating Disorders)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Helen McEntee): As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.
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