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Feighan, Frankie, Feighan, Frankie

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Covid-19, Mental Health and Older People: Statements (Continued)

In response to Deputy Cathal Crowe, we are very aware of the mental health issues and other related issues Covid-19 has caused for many families. That is why we brought in the Keep Well campaign, ...More Button

I thank Deputies for their contributions on such a wide-ranging topic. Several significant issues have been raised. I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Butler, for her response. I am sure she ...More Button

The physical and mental health well-being of people has been a Government priority throughout the pandemic. The Government has funded a range of Covid-specific responses to allow specialist comm...More Button

Mental health services have been particularly active in response to the pandemic and we have sought to be proactive through the cross-government well-being campaign entitled Keep Well, which has ...More Button

Within mental services, while we have acted to safeguard the well-being of the whole population, we have also targeted initiatives for priority groups. Measures include infection prevention and ...More Button

The spread of Covid-19 in communities has posed significant challenges for many areas of our services. We continue to progress through the pre-recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic with the pl...More Button

I extend my sincere congratulations to my colleague, the Minister, Deputy McEntee, and her husband, Paul Hickey. It is a wonderfully exciting time for them and we are so pleased that she is the fi...More Button

Health Services Provision

Government policy in relation to LGBTI+ citizens is set out in the National LGBTI+ Inclusion and the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategies, which fall under the responsibility of the Minister for Childr...More Button

Together these strategies play an important part in achieving the Government's broader commitment to continue to strive for the full inclusion of LGBTI+ people in Irish society.  Actions relating...More Button

A proposed model of care for transgender children, adolescents and adults has been developed by the HSE Quality Improvement Division.  The model provides the framework for the development of Nati...More Button

The Department of Health is committed to the development by the HSE of a well-governed and patient-centred health care service for adults and children in the transgender community, in line with t...More Button

Healthcare Policy

Breastfeeding is a priority for Healthy Ireland in my Department and we work closely with the HSE National Breast Feeding Co-ordinator on the Breastfeeding in a Healthy Ireland Action Plan 2016-202...More Button

Hospital Staff

The question relates to a service matter and has been referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button