Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (919, 920)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

919. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number of approved home care packages including home help hours applications for which no funding has been released by county across each county of CHO 1; the length of time the longest of these is awaiting the release of funds to allow the packages commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19541/19]

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

920. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number of approved home care packages including home help hours applications for which no funding has been released by each CHO area; the length of time the longest of these is awaiting the release of funds to allow the packages commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19542/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 919 and 920 together.

As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.