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

Written Answers. - Drug Treatment Services.

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 551 No. 3

First Page Previous Page Page of 198 Next Page Last Page

[854]

 160. Mr. G. Mitchell Information on Gay Mitchell Zoom on Gay Mitchell  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  if his Department will pro vide funds for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22 to attend a drug dependency therapy programme in England; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10360/02]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin The provision of drug treatment services is the statutory responsibility of the health boards. I have been informed by the South Western Area Health Board of the Eastern Regional Health Authority that the person referred to by the Deputy is not in contact with the health board drug treatment services.

The health board funds the provision of a range of appropriate treatment services for clients following assessment by its clinicians. These services include detoxification and rehabilitation programmes. The person referred to by the Deputy should make contact with the local drug treatment clinic, which in this case is the Aisling Centre, Cherry Orchard Hospital, where this person can be assessed by the clinicians there.


Last Updated: 31/08/2015 16:23:46 First Page Previous Page Page of 198 Next Page Last Page