Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (545)

John McGuinness

Question:

545. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 874 of 26 March 2019 and the response from the HSE, the outcome of the meeting with the mother of a person (details supplied); if an agreed plan is now in place; if the person will be assessed for long-term care provided by an organisation at its facilities; and if respite through an organisation will be considered. [23814/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.