Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (49)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

49. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Health if additional funding for the care of older persons has been provided in 2012; if he intends such funding to be increased year on year between now and 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48934/12]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE Service Plan 2012 provided in the region of €1.4 billion overall for Services for Older People. This includes Long Term Residential Care, Home Care Supports, Day or Respite Care and Health Promotion.

The position in relation to 2013, or beyond, is subject to the annual Estimates process in the light of evolving resources and services priorities for the health sector overall.