PQ's on Substance Use 2016

February 2016

PQ Number: 4125/16 - Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan * To ask the Minister for Health the number of detoxification beds and treatment beds available for drug addicts, or for alcoholics, by location. 

PQ 4125-15 (Residential Treatment & Detox beds).pdf (size 219.9 KB)

April 2016

PQ Number 6841/16. Deputy Gerry Adams.* To ask the Minister for Health the location of Health Service Executive treatment centres for patients diagnosed as requiring Tier 4 Residential Addiction Treatment.

PQ Number 6843/16. Deputy Gerry Adams* To ask the Minister for Health the cost by week of treating a patient within a Tier 4 Residential Addiction Treatment Centre.

PQ Number 6846/16. Deputy Gerry Adams* To ask the Minister for Health the cost of referring patients to private or voluntary Tier 4 Addiction Treatment Centres, in each of the past five years. 

PQ 6841-16 PQ 6843-16 PQ 6846-16_.pdf (size 240.1 KB)

PQ Number 6842/16. Deputy Gerry Adams* To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients who have accessed Tier 4 Residential Addiction Treatment Centres in each of the past five years.

PQ Number 6844/16. Deputy Gerry Adams* To ask the Minister for Health the average duration of treatment for a patient within a Tier 4 Residential Addiction Treatment Centre.

PQ Number 6845/16. Deputy Gerry Adams* To ask the Minister for Health the number of Health Service Executive referrals to private or voluntary Tier 4 Addiction Treatment Centres, in each of the past five years.

PQ 6842-16 PQ 6844-16 PQ 6845-16.pdf (size 264.8 KB)

May 2016

PQ Number 13542/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien.* To ask the Minister for Health the number of needle exchange services in current operation; the number of these services that cater to the needs of under 18s. 

PQ Responses National\Jonathan O'Brien PQs\Final Responses\PQ 13542-16 (NX Services) final jd.pdf

PQ Number 13550/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien.* To ask the Minister for Health the number of methadone users here during each year since.

PQ Responses National\Jonathan O'Brien PQs\Final Responses\PQ13550-16 (no. of methadone users) final jd.pdf

PQ Number 13547/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien.* To ask the Minister for Health if there are legal restrictions on under 18s in accessing harm reduction drug services.

PQ Responses National\Jonathan O'Brien PQs\Final Responses\PQ 13547-16 (U18s Consent) final jd.pdf

PQ Number 13553/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien.* To ask the Minister for Health the details of family-based treatments available for adolescent drug users.

PQ Responses National\Jonathan O'Brien PQs\Final Responses\PQ 13553-16 (Family based treatments for under 18s) FINAL 21 6 16.pdf

PQ Number 13551/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien.* To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who entered drug treatment during each year since 2012.

PQ Responses National\Jonathan O'Brien PQs\Final Responses\PQ 13551 16  (nos  entered treatment)final jd.pdf

PQ Number 13552/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien.* To ask the Minister for Health for details on the availability of naloxone to at-risk injecting drug users here. 

PQ Responses National\Jonathan O'Brien PQs\Final Responses\PQ 13552-16 (Availability of Naloxone) final jd.pdf

PQ Number 13664/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien.* To ask the Minister for Health the drug treatment services available for members of the Traveller community. 

PQ Responses National\Jonathan O'Brien PQs\Final Responses\PQ 13664-16 (Services for Traveller Community)  final jd.pdf

PQ Number 13862/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien.* To ask the Minister for Health the amount spent on training to administer naloxone kits in each of the years 2012 to 2016 to date; the number of premises that are allowed use them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ Responses National\Jonathan O'Brien PQs\Final Responses\PQ 13862 (Naloxone training costs) final jd.pdf

June 2016

PQ Number 14323/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien* To ask the Minister for Health the number of residential beds for in-patient drug rehabilitation available here through the public health service.

PQ 14323-16 (Rehab. Beds) final jd.pdf (size 148.4 KB)

PQ Number 14411/16. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe* To ask the Minister for Health the funding available from his Department or the Health Service Executive for specific rehabilitation (details supplied) and the guidelines on same. Details Supplied: Availability of funding for a person who needs to be admitted to a rehabilitation centre for drug/alcohol addiction where the person is unable to meet the cost of same herself.

PQ 14411-16 (Rehabilitation, availability of funding) final 270616.pdf (size 222.9 KB)

PQ Number 13543/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien* To ask the Minister for Health the estimated number of under-18s that are injecting drug users. 

PQ 13543-16 (U 18s Drug users) final jd.pdf (size 220 KB)

PQ Number 13544/16. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien* To ask the Minister for Health if he will conduct a rapid assessment to quickly estimate the situation and service needs of drug users who are under 18 years of age. 

PQ 13544-16 (Service needs of U 18s) final jd 230616.pdf (size 202 KB)

PQ Number 16069/16. Deputy Jack Chambers. *To ask the Minister for Health if 100 per cent of problem drug users are accessing treatment services within one month of assessment, as targeted in the National Drugs Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ Number 16070/16. Deputy Jack Chambers. *To ask the Minister for Health if 100 per cent of problem drug users under 18 years of age are accessing treatment services within one week of assessment, as targeted in the National Drugs Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 16069-16 & 16070-16 (Percentage of drug users accessing treatment) Final jd.pdf (size 204.5 KB)

PQ Number 16071/16. Deputy Jack Chambers* To ask the Minister for Health if there has been a 25 per cent increase in residential rehabilitation places based on 2008 figures, as targeted in the National Drugs Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter

PQ 16071-16 (Increase in Rehab. Beds) final jd.pdf (size 202.5 KB)

PQ Number 16072/16. Deputy Jack Chambers* To ask the Minister for Health if there has been a 25 per cent increase in Hepatitis C cases among drug users based on 2008 figures, as targeted in the National Drugs Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 16072-16 (Hep C cases) final jd.pdf (size 150.5 KB)

PQ Number 16129/16. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan. *To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase the number of inpatient unit detoxification beds and the number of adolescent residential detoxification beds; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 16129-16 (Residential detox. beds) final jd.pdf (size 148.7 KB)

PQ Number 15973/16. Deputy John Brady* To ask the Minister for Health to provide the methadone treatment list data for the Kildare and west Wicklow Local Health Office. 

PQ 15973-16 (Methadone treatment list, Kildare-West Wicklow) final 070716.pdf (size 200.6 KB)

PQ Number 19075/16. Deputy Jack Chambers* To ask the Minister for Health the status of the needle exchange programme; the number of persons which have taken part in the programme over the past ten years per county; if the programme has been rolled out to 65 new locations, as outlined in the National Drugs Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ 19075-16 (PNEX Programme) final 260716.pdf (size 206.2 KB)

PQ Number 19079/16. Deputy Jack Chambers* To ask the Minister for Health the number of General Practitioner clinics participating in methadone programmes per county over the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 19079-16 (GP Clinics in methadone programme) final 260716.pdf (size 191.5 KB)

PQ Number 19074/16. Deputy Jack Chambers* To ask the Minister for Health the number of cases of substance abuse treated in the past ten years per county, in tabular form; the number of these which received methadone treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 19074-16 (No. of cases of substance abuse) final jd.pdf (size 368.5 KB)

PQ Number 19080/16. Deputy Jack Chambers* To ask the Minister for Health the number of pharmacies participating in methadone programmes per county over the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ 19080-16 (Number of Pharmacies) final 260716.pdf (size 325.8 KB)

PQ Number 19078/16. Deputy Jack Chambers* To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on a Methadone programme per county over the past ten years; the number on waiting lists for a methadone programme for the same period; to provide the methadone completion numbers, that is, those who successfully came off the programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 19078-16 (No of persons on methadone prog ) final 260716.pdf (size 445.2 KB)

July 2016

PQ Number 19218/16 Deputy Darragh O'Brien* To ask the Minister for Health to provide a breakdown of the total of section 38 and section 39 funding for each of the ten Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces and each of the 14 Local Drug and Alcohol Task Forces here in each of the years 2010 to 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 19218-16 (Sn 38 39 Task Force Funding) final.pdf (size 214.6 KB)

PQ Number 19219/16 Deputy Darragh O'Brien* To ask the Minister for Health to provide a breakdown of the total Health Service Executive allocation to each of the ten Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (DATF) and each of the 14 Local Drug and Alcohol Task Forces in Ireland in 2014, 2015 and in 2016 and include both DATF and Health Service Executive mainstream funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ 19219-16 (HSE allocation to RDATF LDATF) final JD.pdf (size 274.7 KB)

PQ Number 19220/16 Deputy Darragh O'Brien* To ask the Minister for Health to provide a breakdown of the number of Health Service Executive Whole Time Equivalent addiction services front line staff based in each of the ten Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces and each of the 14 Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force areas in each of the years 2013 to 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 19220-16 (No. of WTEs) interim 2.pdf (size 145.9 KB)

PQ Number 19081/16 Deputy Jack Chambers* To ask the Minister for Health the number of Trained Level One and Trained Level Two General Practitioners per county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ 19081-16 (Level 1 & 2 GPs) final 200716.pdf (size 307.6 KB)

PQ Number 20612/16 (Ministerial Briefing PQ) * To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether proper protocols were followed in a case (details supplied); and his and the Health Service Executive's plans to amend guidelines and best practice standards to ensure that persons at risk are dealt with promptly.

PQ 20612-16 (Guidelines standards Addiction Homelessness) final 080716.pdf (size 204.4 KB)

September 2016

PQ Number 25196/16 Deputy Pearse Doherty* To ask the Minister for Health the total number of residential and inpatient detoxification beds available for the purpose of treatment for drug and alcohol misuse in the State; the number of such beds which are available within each Local Health Office area with respect to all LHOs in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 25196-16 25197-16 (Residential detox beds waiting times) final.pdf (size 245.2 KB)

PQ Number 25197/16 Deputy Pearse Doherty* To ask the Minister for Health the patient waiting times, per facility, in relation to those awaiting access to residential and inpatient detoxification beds for the purpose of treatment for drug and alcohol misuse, and who have been waiting for six, nine, 12, 15 months and more than 15 months in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ 25196-16 25197-16 (Residential detox beds waiting times) final.pdf (size 245.2 KB)

PQ Number 25361/16 Deputy  Ruth Coppinger* To ask the Minister for Health the total amounts spent and budgeted for homeless services by the HSE and any other agencies under his remit in 2015 and 2016.

PQ 27609-16 (Nos. on methadone treatment) final jd.pdf (size 210.9 KB)

PQ Number 26616/16 Deputy Jack Chambers* To ask the Minister for Health if consideration has been given to the roll out of a national service level agreement across all Section 37 and Section 38 bodies involved in drug treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 26616-16 ( SLAs for Sn. 37 & 38 bodies involved in Drug Addiction) Final jd.pdf (size 203.9 KB)

October 2016

PQ Number 28342/16 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan* To ask the Minister for Health the number of services nationwide in addition to the details of these services, providing a residential detox treatment service for adolescents aged 15 to 21 years; the services which are private, public and in receipt of public funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ 28342-16 (Residential detox. for adolescents) final jd.pdf (size 192.3 KB)

PQ Number 28958/16. Deputy Catherine Murphy* To ask the Minister for Health the number of staff allocated to Drugs Taskforces per county and per service division nationally in each of the years 2012 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 28958-16 (No. of staff allocated to DTFs) final jd.pdf (size 204.8 KB)

PQ Number 31357/16 Deputy Niamh Smyth* To ask the Minister for Health the measures that are being introduced to address the issue of substance abuse following an incident (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 31357-16 (Adolescent substance abuse) final JD.pdf (size 202.3 KB)

PQ Number 31926/16 Deputy John Curran* To ask the Minister for Health the full annual cost of running the methadone treatment programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 31926-16 (Cost of Methadone Programme) final jd.pdf (size 236.5 KB)

November 2016

PQ Number 37483/16 Deputy  Maureen O'Sullivan* To ask the Minister for Health if he will offer additional funding to the Aiséirí Centre in County Wexford and in particular the Aislinn service which is the only residential adolescent detoxification and rehabilitation service here; his views on the importance of this service being vital in tackling addiction for young persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ 37483-16 (Aislinn funding) final jd.pdf (size 200.5 KB)

PQ Number 38541/16. Deputy Catherine Murphy* To ask the Minister for Health the cost of dispensing one treatment of methadone to a person with an opioid dependence; the number of trained medical practitioners that can dispense methadone; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

PQ 38541-16 (methadone dispensing cost) final jddoc.pdf (size 201.1 KB)

PQ Number 38988/16. Deputy Louise O'Reilly* To ask the Minister for Health the details of all HSE funded alcohol addiction services in the State by county, in tabular form; the number of alcohol addiction counsellors in the State, by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ 38988-16 PQ 38989-16(Alcohol Addiction Services)FINAL.pdf (size 1.2 MB)

PQ Number 38989/16. Deputy Louise O'Reilly* To ask the Minister for Health the details of the waiting lists for all HSE funded alcohol addiction services in the State, by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

PQ 38988-16 PQ 38989-16(Alcohol Addiction Services)FINAL.pdf (size 1.2 MB)