Appointment of Director of Mental Health and Director of the National Suicide Prevention office

Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for Health the number of children admitted to adult psychiatric units in 2011. [5058/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Final data for 2011 is not yet available; however provisional data from the Mental Health Commission indicates that 129 notifications of underage admissions to adult approved centres were received last year.

Final data for 2011 is not yet available; however provisional data from the Mental Health Commission indicates that 129 notifications of underage admissions to adult approved centres were received last year.