Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Department of Health
Mental Health Services
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]
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.