PQs on Substance Use 2022

January

To ask the Minister for Health the number of phone calls received by the HSE drug and alcohol helpline in each of the past ten years in tabular form.

PQ1756 22

To ask the Minister for Health the number of addiction nurses currently working in the State.

PQ2186 22

To ask the Minister for Health if he will introduce a multi-annual budget to support the ongoing running of section 39 residential addiction support and treatment centres such as Bushypark in Ennis, County Clare to replace the current annual model based on service level agreements; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ3110 22

February

To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons that were prescribed methadone suboxone as a substitute for codeine in the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ8145 22

April

To ask the Minister for Health the number of inpatient drug and alcohol treatment detox beds that were available by CHO in each of the years 2016 to 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ17624 22

To ask the Minister for Health the number of drug users referred to a methadone or similar programme over the past five years; the extent to which the outcome was satisfactory from the point of view of reduction or cessation of dependency on drugs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ19786 22

To ask the Minister for Health if all staff have been redeployed back to regional drug and alcohol taskforces; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ19330 22

To ask the Minister for Health the number of HSE needle exchanges and their operating hours in 2022, in tabular form.

PQ 21839 22

May

To ask the Minister for Health the number of addiction rehabilitation beds currently open by facility.

To ask the Minister for Health the number of addiction detox beds currently open by facility

PQ 22712 22 and PQ 22713 22

To ask the Minister for Health the funding given to addiction family support services by CHO in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

PQ 22714 22

To ask the Minister for Health the number of full-time community development workers funded by the HSE to work in addiction services in each of the years 2018 to 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form.

PQ 24397 22

To ask the Minister for Health the reason that a decision was taken to engage in competitive tendering for family support network funding announced in Budget 2021; if this is a result of European Union directives; and if so, if he will name the directive.

PQ 27960 22

June

To ask the Minister for Health the estimated all-in revenue cost of an additional 1, 10 and 50 addiction recovery-rehabilitation places; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

To ask the Minister for Health the estimated all-in capital cost including fittings and equipment of an additional 1, 10 and 50 addiction recovery-rehabilitation places; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

To ask the Minister for Health the average number of open and funded addiction recovery-rehabilitation places in the public health system in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

To ask the Minister for Health the planned number of addiction recovery-rehabilitation places to be added and the total number by year-end 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

To ask the Minister for Health the estimated all-in revenue cost of an additional 1, 10 and 50 medical detoxification places; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

To ask the Minister for Health the average number of open and funded medical detoxification places in the public health system in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

To ask the Minister for Health the planned number of medical detoxification places to be added and total number of places by year-end 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

To ask the Minister for Health the estimated all-in revenue and capital cost of an additional 1, 10 and 50 public community recovery-rehabilitation beds; and the average number of beds open in 2022 to date

PQ29830/22 PQ29831/22 PQ29832/22 PQ29833/22 PQ29834/22 PQ29836/22 PQ29837/22 PQ29841/22

To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE is providing transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of cocaine addiction and or for mental health care; and if so, the locations in which the treatment is provided.

PQ 30153 22

 To ask the Minister for Health the annual cost per bed of providing a State-owned addiction residential rehabilitation bed.

To ask the Minister for Health the capital cost per bed of providing a State-owned addiction residential rehabilitation service.

To ask the Minister for Health the annual cost per bed of a State-owned community detox bed.

To ask the Minister for Health the capital cost per bed of providing a State-owned community detox bed.

To ask the Minister for Health the capital cost per bed of providing a State-owned medical detox bed.

To ask the Minister for Health the annual running cost, per bed of providing a State-owned medical detox bed.

To ask the Minister for Health the cost, per bed of an addiction stepdown residential facility.

To ask the Minister for Health the cost per bed of recovery housing.

 PQ-s-33107-33108-33110-33111-33112-33113-33120-33121

To ask the Minister for Health the number of community development workers employed by the State in each of the drug and alcohol task force areas in tabular form in each drug and alcohol task force.

PQ-33116-22

To ask the Minister for Health the average cost of providing a needle exchange service in a pharmacy.

PQ-33123-22

To ask the Minister for Health the number of needle exchanges by CHO; and if these are in a pharmacy or mobile in tabular form.

PQ-33124-22

To ask the Minister for Health the annual average cost of providing a mobile needle exchange service; and the capital cost in establishing one.

PQ-33125-22

To ask the Minister for Health if the funding that was made available for addiction family support services in Budget 2021 was distributed through a tendering process; and the reason that the decision was made to engage in competitive tendering for these services.

PQ-34822-22

July

To ask the Minister for Health if the discretionary fund of the HSE for 2022 has been exhausted; if so, if he will provide a breakdown of the way that this has happened, only six months into the year.

PQ 35789/22

To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting time by facility for addiction rehabilitation and detox services.

PQ 39253/22

To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons availing of a community detox programme in each of the past five years in tabular form.

PQ 39254/22

To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who were assessed, by facility for addiction rehabilitation and detox in 2021, in tabular form.

PQ 41169/22

August

To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of seven new addiction midwife posts; when the posts will be filled; if the remit of these posts will be included with alcohol misuse and or substance misuse issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 43847/22

October

To ask the Minister for Health the average wait times by facility for residential rehabilitation or detoxification treatment in September 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 48595/22

November

To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons being treated for addiction to anti-anxiety drugs in the State in each of the past ten years by age in tabular form.

To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons being treated for addiction to sleeping pills in the State in each of the past ten years by age in tabular form.

PQ 56255 22 and PQ 56256 22

To ask the Minister for Health the breakdown of funding for drug and alcohol addiction services from all sources for each county in each of the past five years to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 59720 22