Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (424)

John Brassil


424. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if the attention of the HSE was drawn to the intention to move to a fair deal type scheme for homecare; if so, the date on which its attention was drawn to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25331/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The development of a new, standalone statutory scheme and system of regulation for home-support services is a long-standing objective of the Government, which the Department of Health is currently progressing. Work is ongoing to determine the optimal model for, and approach to the development of, the statutory scheme within the broader context of the Sláintecare reforms.

The HSE is aware of this on-going work, and meets with the Department on a regular basis to discuss the development and implementation of Government policy.