Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (588)

Ann Phelan

Question:

588. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health when a protocol will be established in respect of the discharge of tracheostomy babies from hospital as soon as they are well enough; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15317/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Funding of €1.2m was made available in the HSE Service Plan 2014 for the discharge of special care babies from the acute hospital setting using packages of care in the community.

In regard to the particular query raised by the Deputy, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to her directly.