Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (634)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony


634. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of residential places for persons with a disability being provided at the end of May 2019 or the latest date available; and the breakdown by CHO area in tabular form. [23971/19]

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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.