A Vision for Change

To ask the Minister for Health and Children the amount spent per annum on the implementation of a vision for change since its publication in 2006 in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. – Dan Neville T.D.

Date Added : 14 Oct 2010

DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Mr. Moloney)

for WRITTEN ANSWER on 12/10/2010

REPLY.

The estimated additional cost of the implementation of ‘A Vision for Change’ the Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy is €150m over 7 – 10 years. Development funding totalling €51.2m was allocated to the HSE in 2006 and 2007. Additional funding of €2.8m was provided in 2009 for the recruitment of 35 therapy posts for the child and adolescent mental health service. There are, however, also substantial resources tied up in institutions and their release is also required to fund the new model of care..

In relation to annual expenditure on the implementation of ‘A Vision for Change’ this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.