390. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if a computerised cognitive behavioural therapy programme for young persons has been provided. (Question 53841/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - 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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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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491. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which the provision of mental health services for persons experiencing homelessness has been expanded in 2017. (Question 54046/17 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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147. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Health his plans to establish a mental health service (details supplied) in County Wicklow in particular its search for a premises in Bray; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53261/17 asked on 13 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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182. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health the services that were provided to persons in Mosney, County Meath in 2007 through the on-site medical centre; and the professions that were represented there. (Question 53455/17 asked on 13 Dec 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): As the issue raised by the Deputy relates to a service matter, I have referred it to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.
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254. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if the refund due to a person (details supplied) under the Cross Border Healthcare Directive will be issued (Question 52634/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Cross-Border Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The HSE has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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257. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if urgent assistance can be supplied by CAMHS Celbridge or an appropriate body in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52641/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Enquiries have been made with the HSE who have indicated that they are in contact with this person and their family and I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The Deputy may be aware that the HSE provides advice on their website: http://www.yourmentalhealth.ie/supports-services/urgent-help.htl for people who may have concerns regarding persons with suicidal tendencies. The HSE advises that whe...

268. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health if supports will be provided for a person (details suplied) without a specialist’s recommendation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52680/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Under the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, the HSE has statutory responsibility for the administration of the community drug schemes; therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.
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328. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the funding available to a person (details supplied) for a placement at a service; and when the placement will commence. (Question 52985/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - 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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160. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the waiting lists for each HSE psychological service, by age and length of time on the list, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52506/17 asked on 07 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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172. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for the publication of the roadmap for out-of-hours access to mental health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52579/17 asked on 07 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): With regard to the timeframe for the publication of the roadmap for out-of-hours access to mental health services, the HSE has provided the following information:
The HSE Mental Health Division assigned a Service Improvement Lead to progress the improved out-of-hours access to mental health services initiative earlier this year. The HSE initially mapped the entire 114 Adult Mental Teams to determine the existing level of 7/7 servi...

181. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health the status of the Tipperary Jigsaw project which was offered support in the past 12 months by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52144/17 asked on 06 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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306. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide 24/7 mental health services in hospitals here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51455/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): The HSE Mental Health Division is seeking to expand upon the services available in the community to ensure a 7-day-a-week service. Based on an extensive data collection process, areas have been identified that would require additional resources to achieve 7/7 cover. The HSE has indicated that it expects the additional staff needed to progress this expanded service to be in place by the end of Quarter 1 2018 with the enhanced 7/7...

348. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 187 of 29 June 2017, the status of the review of a service (details supplied); the timeframe for the publication of this review; and the planned process for implementation of recommendations from the review. (Question 51607/17 asked on 05 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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351. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health the number of times the Northern Ireland ambulance service attended to a call in the Border counties; the days on which it attended these incidents; the counties in which the incidents were in, to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51630/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Cross-Border Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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368. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if funding will be made available to provide long-term full-time care for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51824/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - 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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163. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the number of chiropodists appointments an elderly person is entitled to (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51337/17 asked on 30 Nov 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy. 
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315. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the planned schedule for implementation of the mental health helpline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49893/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 315 to 318, inclusive, and 320 together.
Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly T.D., has set as a priority the development of a Mental Health Telephone/Text Helpline. Preliminary discussions regarding the feasibility of establishing a Helpline, and the related parameters and resource issues around that, were held on the 7 November. The HSE has agreed to lead this project ou...

316. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the services proposed under the planned mental health helpline; the services being considered for referral to the helpline, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49894/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 315 to 318, inclusive, and 320 together.
Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly T.D., has set as a priority the development of a Mental Health Telephone/Text Helpline. Preliminary discussions regarding the feasibility of establishing a Helpline, and the related parameters and resource issues around that, were held on the 7 November. The HSE has agreed to lead this project ou...

317. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the planned opening hours of the new mental health helpline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49895/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 315 to 318, inclusive, and 320 together.
Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly T.D., has set as a priority the development of a Mental Health Telephone/Text Helpline. Preliminary discussions regarding the feasibility of establishing a Helpline, and the related parameters and resource issues around that, were held on the 7 November. The HSE has agreed to lead this project ou...

318. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the proposed staffing and the expected qualifications of those in place to operate the mental health helpline (Question 49896/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 315 to 318, inclusive, and 320 together.
Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly T.D., has set as a priority the development of a Mental Health Telephone/Text Helpline. Preliminary discussions regarding the feasibility of establishing a Helpline, and the related parameters and resource issues around that, were held on the 7 November. The HSE has agreed to lead this project ou...

319. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health if the voluntary sector will be engaged in the new mental health helpline; the discussions which have taken place to date; his plans for future discussions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49897/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I have set as a priority the development of a Mental Health Telephone/Text Helpline. Preliminary discussions regarding the feasibility of establishing a Helpline, and the related parameters and resource issues around that, were held on the 7 November. The HSE has agreed to lead this project out, and it has established a working group to perform the necessary scoping work. This group will report back in due course after a full as...

320. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the expected volume of calls and the methodology of the expected estimated calls to the new mental health helpline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49898/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 315 to 318, inclusive, and 320 together.
Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly T.D., has set as a priority the development of a Mental Health Telephone/Text Helpline. Preliminary discussions regarding the feasibility of establishing a Helpline, and the related parameters and resource issues around that, were held on the 7 November. The HSE has agreed to lead this project ou...

346. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure suitable treatment is put in place for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50012/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.
In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have a...

426. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health when the review of cardiac care services here, specifically at University Hospital Waterford will be conducted; when the terms of reference for this review will be available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50430/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): A National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services that focuses on services for adults will commence shortly. Specialist cardiac services cover hospital-based specialist services for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease. This includes the services provided in catheterisation laboratories, both scheduled and unscheduled. The intention of the National Review is to set out minimum service requirements, relating to staffing, activity, performance...