Dáil debates

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Administration

11:20 am

Photo of Jim DalyJim Daly (Cork South West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I am not sure if the Deputy has ever heard me speak on this before because if he had, he would not make some of the statements that he has made. I have always said that throwing money at it is not a solution. It is interesting to hear that from Fianna Fáil because it has always looked for more money in this area and everything else relating to health. I do not agree that additional moneys are required. Additional, real reform is needed. I have a serious issue with the referrals to CAMHS. In many cases, the referrals are not appropriate and I am glad to hear that CAMHS teams are pointing to the fact that they are not appropriate.

If the Deputy does not want to listen, that is fine. He asked the question.


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