Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (375)

John McGuinness


375. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the number of business cases submitted to the HSE from a service (details supplied) that are still being processed without an indication being given to the service of the timeline for each decision; if the funding required by the service will be calculated and provided as a matter of urgency; if two emergency respite beds for clients of the service will be urgently provided in Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39583/19]

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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. 

The Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.

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.