Dáil Éireann - Volume 390 - 23 May, 1989
Written Answers. - Non-Capital Funding to Health Boards.
Mr. D. Fitzpatrick Mr. D. Fitzpatrick
100. Mr. D. Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health if he will furnish details of the actual amounts of non-capital funding made available in the separate health board areas, to both statutory and voluntary agencies for the delivery of services to mentally handicapped people for the financial years 1985 to 1989, inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon) Rory O'Hanlon
Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon): The estimated apportionment of amounts expended on the care of the mentally handicapped on a health board basis and based on the geographic origin of clients is as follows:
The above data includes homes for the mentally handicapped which are on a direct budget with the Department of Health together with services provided by health board and local voluntary agencies which are funded directly by the health boards.
In addition to the foregoing, services are provided within health board psychiatric hospitals for persons with a mental handicap. It should also be noted that a number of persons with a mental handicap qualify individually for payment of the disabled persons maintenance allowance.
Dáil Éireann 390 Written Answers. Non-Capital Funding to Health Boards.