Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 711 No. 1

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  210.  Deputy Tom Sheahan  Information on Tom Sheahan  Zoom on Tom Sheahan   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   when a facility (details supplied) in County Kerry will close and more suitable facilities be put in place; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22925/10]

  215.  Deputy Tom Sheahan  Information on Tom Sheahan  Zoom on Tom Sheahan   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the position regarding the opening of the new mental health facility at St. Finian’s, Killarney, County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22948/10]

Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Deputy John Moloney): Information on John Moloney  Zoom on John Moloney  I propose to take Questions Nos. 210 and 215 together.

I wish to advise the Deputy that due to industrial action affecting the Health Service Executive it is not possible for the Executive to supply the information requested. If this matter remains of continuing concern to you, however, I would invite you to raise it with me again in due course.

  211.  Deputy Tom Sheahan  Information on Tom Sheahan  Zoom on Tom Sheahan   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   if he will redeploy staff to the recently acquired day care centre for persons with mental health needs in Kenmare, County Kerry. [22926/10]

Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Deputy John Moloney): Information on John Moloney  Zoom on John Moloney  Redeployment of staff to this facility is a matter for the Health Service Executive. However, I wish to advise the Deputy that due to industrial action affecting the Executive at the present time, it is not possible to supply the information requested. If this matter remains of continuing concern to you, however, I would invite you to raise it with me again in due course.


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