Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (196)

Ann Phelan

Question:

196. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health based on the population projections by the centre for aging research and development confirming ESRI projections on major growth in the number of persons needing nursing home care, if he will ensure that a meaningful forum on long-term residential care, co-ordinated and led by his Department, will be established to discuss and plan the future of long-term residential care and the broader care requirements of our ageing society, bringing together all of the relevant stakeholders and including the NHI, State bodies, including his Department, the Health Service Executive, the National Treatment Purchase Fund, the Health Information and Quality Authority and representatives of older people, with clear terms of reference; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23775/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 674 of 28 May 2013. The position remains unchanged.