Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (159)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

159. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of allocating the remainder of the capital expenditure identified as necessary by the HSE to complete the process of decongregation. [27269/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

De-congregation is an ongoing programme to provide residential accommodation in the community for residents of institutional congregated settings. The priority to date has been on the purchase of houses in the community and the adaption of these houses to suit the requirements of the new residents. This programme will continue in 2019 and beyond with the added goal of working with local authorities and approved housing bodies to avail of funding under the Government's capital assistance scheme.

As the Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of healthcare infrastructure projects, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly in relation to the de-congregation programme.