Written answers

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Department of Health

Mental Health Services

8:00 pm

Photo of Aodhán Ó RíordáinAodhán Ó Ríordáin (Dublin North Central, Labour)
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Question 318: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if he will make reforming our mental health services an urgent priority; if he will commit to making mental health services more open and transparent, with a particular focus on ensuring that patients' fundamental human rights are respected and adhered to in this process. [8353/11]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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The Government has prioritised the reform of the mental health service in line with 'A Vision for Change'. The Programme for Government makes a number of commitments in relation to mental health and I am currently engaged in discussions with my officials with a view to delivering progress as early as possible.

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