Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (458, 459)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

458. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of overnights with or without day respite accessed by persons with a disability in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, for each local health office area in tabular form. [37680/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

459. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of day only respite sessions accessed by persons with a disability in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, for each local health office area in tabular form. [37681/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 458 and 459 together.

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 service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.