Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (239)

Joe Higgins

Question:

239. Deputy Joe Higgins asked the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the implementation of the national neurorehabilitation strategy; and report the number of extra community neurorehabilitation teams that have been put in place since the publication of the strategy. [18353/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Neurorehabilitation health services are provided across a range of settings, by different organisations and by many health professionals and carers. The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive published the National Policy and Strategy for the Provision of Neuro-Rehabilitation Services in Ireland. The Health Service Executive (HSE) has established a steering group to develop an implementation plan for the Strategy working with the National Clinical Programme on Rehabilitation Medicine.

The Department has asked the HSE to provide the Deputy with the information requested regarding the number of community rehabilitation teams in place.