Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (120)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin


120. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health if he will review the supports in place for persons (details provided) in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14909/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As specialist disability services are provided by the Health Service Executive or through a range of voluntary service providers the Department sought and received details of the specialist disability services provided to the family named by the Deputy in County Wexford. The HSE has informed the Department that the family and their children are currently allocated 10 Home Support hours (for domestic duties) on an ongoing basis. Each of the children receives both day services and respite services.

The HSE has also stated that it has reviewed the supports in place for the family in relation to their existing day and respite services. The HSE is now developing a further package of care for the family. In addition to existing service provision, it is proposed to extend day service from 3 to 5 days per week and respite service provision to a proposed monthly weekend respite. It is the Department's understanding that these proposals will be completed in consultation with the family.