Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (182)

Finian McGrath

Question:

182. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the fair deal scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3. [28710/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

A fundamental principle enshrined in the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 is that of patient choice. Once a person receives approval for financial support, they can choose to enter any nursing home that is participating in the scheme in any part of the country, subject to the nursing home having an available bed and being able to cater for the person's particular needs. This applies to public, private and voluntary nursing homes alike.