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[Oireachtas] Joint Committee on Health Debate. Opening statement. (18 Oct 2017)


Supporting the most vulnerable

The Government is committed to making significant progress in implementing the actions identified as a priority for 2018 in the new strategy to respond to drug and alcohol use in Ireland “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery”. The Government also intends to maintain a focus on the health needs of the most vulnerable groups in society, who can experience health inequalities, have difficulties accessing services and present with multiple, complex health and support needs. In this context, I am pleased to announce that significant additional funding has been approved to address the health needs of people who are homeless and have mental health and addiction issues in line with Rebuilding Ireland.

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