Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (701)

Finian McGrath

Question:

701. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Health the number of adults with an intellectual or physical disability who are on waiting lists for day care services, respite care, residential services and the overall national figures. [10134/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government currently provides funding of €1.5 billion to the Disability Services Programme through the Health Service Executive (HSE) and is committed to protecting frontline services for people with disabilities to the greatest possible extent. In 2013, the HSE is seeking to maximise the provision of services within available resources and to maintaining a consistent level to that provided in 2012, by providing the following specialist disability services: residential services to over 9,000 people with a disability; day services to over 22,000 people with intellectual and physical disabilities; respite residential support for over 7,500 people with intellectual and physical disabilities; and 1.68 million hours of Personal Assistant / Home Support Hours.

The specific information requested by the Deputy is not available to my Department. However, I have asked the HSE to provide directly to you, the information it has available relevant to your question.