Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to oireachtas.ie

Daly, Jim

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Mental Health Services Data

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration

These figures are not available to my Department. This matter falls under the remit of the Department of Finance. I understand that my colleague, Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, will provi...More Button

Question No. 295 answered with Question No. 284.More Button

HSE Funding

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Home Care Packages Data

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible. More Button

Nursing Staff Provision

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Home Help Service Provision

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Data

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Psychological Services

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Question No. 361 answered with Question No. 276.More Button

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Community Care

The Mental Health Commission is a statutory body whose functions are set out in the Mental Health Act 2001. Among the key responsibilities of the Commission is the establishment and maintenance of...More Button

As regards the regulation of community based services by the Commission, the Deputy may be aware that the Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 examined this issue in detail in its 20...More Button

The Expert Group also suggested that in order to enhance the standard of care that is being provided in approved centres, the revised legislation should provide for the Mental Health Commission t...More Button

Amendments to the Mental Health Act 2001 based on the recommendations of the Expert Group Review of the Act are currently being progressed. Government approved plans to proceed with the general ...More Button

My Department and I accept the importance of advancing this work as quickly as possible and we acknowledge that it is taking longer than stakeholders in this area would like. That said, it is a ...More Button

Health Strategies

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s pre-budget submission recommends the appointment of dementia care coordinators and dementia advisers in each local health office area, in addition to an investmen...More Button

In response to the rising number of people with dementia, currently estimated at 55,000, the Irish National Dementia Strategy was launched in December 2014 with the objective of increasing awaren...More Button

In parallel with the Strategy, the Department of Health and the HSE agreed a joint initiative with the Atlantic Philanthropies to implement significant elements of the Strategy over the period 20...More Button

I am happy to be able to confirm that my Department has recently secured funding of €1.23 million under the 2017 Dormant Accounts Action Plan to support a number of dementia projects. These incl...More Button

An evaluation of the Dementia Advisers employed by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland has been commenced by the HSE. It would be appropriate to await the outcome of this evaluation before consider...More Button

The National Dementia Office has undertaken a project to examine the role of Key Worker for people with dementia, a commitment outlined in the National Dementia Strategy. There are a number of p...More Button

The Department and the HSE are working on a mid-term review of the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy which will identify the achievements so far and set out the further work that i...More Button

Health Services Provision

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Mental Health Services

The Government is strongly committed to developing all aspects of mental health services envisaged under, A Vision for Change, and being delivered by the HSE, including Child and Adolescent ...More Button

Mental Health Services Staff

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Mental Health Services Funding

Mental health is a priority for this Government. Since 2012, around €140 million has been added to the HSE Mental Health Budget, which now totals over €850 million. This is a significant increase...More Button

Home Care Packages

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Respite Care Grant Applications

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Respite Care Services Funding

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme, NHSS, is a system of financial support for those in need of long-term nursing home care. Participants contribute to the cost of their care according to their inco...More Button

The Scheme aims to ensure that long-term nursing home care is accessible and affordable for everyone and that people are cared for in the most appropriate settings.More Button

When the NHSS commenced in 2009, a commitment was made that it would be reviewed after three years. The Report of the Review was published in July 2015. Arising out of the Review, a number of k...More Button

An Interdepartmental/Agency Working Group has been established to progress the recommendations contained in the review. This Group is chaired by the Department of Health and includes representat...More Button

On this basis, I have requested legal advice from the office of the Attorney General regarding potential changes to the legislation that will address this matter. My Department has also been cog...More Button