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Home > Dail Eireann debate. Written answers - 115-120, 125,126 Drug treatment programmes [13575/15, 13576/15, 13577/15, 13578/15, 13579/15, 13580/15, 13585/15, 13586/15].

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers - 115-120, 125,126 Drug treatment programmes [13575/15, 13576/15, 13577/15, 13578/15, 13579/15, 13580/15, 13585/15, 13586/15]. (01 Apr 2015)

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115. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number of addiction counsellors who were employed by the Health Services Executive Drug Treatment Services for each year from 2006 to 2015 [13575/15]

116. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health  the allocation, by geographical area, for each addiction counsellor employed by the Health Services Executive Drug Treatment Services from 2006 to 2015 [13576/15]

117. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health  the case load allocated, per year, for each addiction counsellor employed by the Health Services Executive Drug Treatment Services for each year from 2006 to 2015 [13577/15]

118. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health if he will confirm that caseloads now being allocated to individual addiction counsellors working in the Dublin Area have risen significantly, and in some cases individual Health Service Executive addiction counsellors are being allocated in excess of 200 cases per individual addiction counsellor [13578/15]

119. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health if there is a crisis in the Health Service Executive addiction counsellor service, due to the inadequate number of addiction counsellors employed by the Executive's Drug Treatment Services [13579/15]

120. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health if he will confirm the crisis in the lack of availability of adequate numbers of Health Service Executive addiction services counsellors is due to a Government embargo on new recruitment, and the non-replacement of departing counsellors [13580/15]

125. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the date the addiction counsellors services were extended to include a service provision to cannabis abusers [13585/15]

126. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number, by geographical area, of addiction counsellors employed by the Health Service Executive to provide a service provision to cannabis abusers [13586/15]

 

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I propose to take Questions Nos. 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 125 and 126 together. As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.   If the Deputy has not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days he should contact my Private Office and they will follow up the matter with them.

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