Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (622)

Pat Breen

Question:

737 Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Health and Children if approval and funding will be made available to the submission made by Carrigoran House and the Clare Alzheimer's dementia care services for a day Alzheimer's unit at Carrigoran House; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1762/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Responsibility for the provision of health services in County Clare is a matter for the Mid-Western Health Board in the first instance. The board has advised my Department that dementia services in Clare are currently under review and that a number of different groups, including Carrigoran House and the Clare Branch of the Alzheimer's Society, have made submissions in this regard. The board has further advised that these submissions are currently being examined in the context of the board's overall plan for the development of dementia services in County Clare and that a proposal for the development of dementia services in County Clare will be forwarded to my Department in due course.