Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (262, 264)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

262. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health if he is satisfied with the current framework for negotiations between the National Treatment Purchase Fund and proprietors of nursing homes, under the nursing home support scheme, for the provision of long-term residential care services, in particular that the current framework adequately acknowledges the cost to service providers of providing high quality care and the need to support ongoing investment to meet the increase in demand for long-term residential care. [35693/13]

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Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

264. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health his plans to reform the process underpinning the negotiations between the National Treatment Purchase Fund and proprietors of nursing homes under the nursing home support scheme for the provision of long-term residential care services to increase transparency in the process, to potentially introduce an appeals mechanism in the process and to deal with situations where negotiations between the NTPF and proprietors break down; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35695/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 262 and 264 together.

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question Number 676 of the 28th May 2013.