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Written Answers - Hospital Services

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 273.  Deputy Michelle Mulherin Information on Michelle Mulherin Zoom on Michelle Mulherin  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the provisions being considered and being made for the ongoing adequate care of the approximately 50 long-term mental illness patients who currently attend the psychiatric day-care facilities at Ballina Day Hospital; under which auspices the Health Service Executive staff currently service group homes and make other house calls in Ballina in the event the long-term residential beds in that unit are closed and staff re-deployed as is being proposed by HSE West; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3114/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch As this is a service matter the question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.

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