Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Questions (159)

James Browne


159. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will direct the HSE to investigate concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40027/19]

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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. 

I have noted the contents of the correspondence supplied by the Deputy relating to the Radharc Nua residential care facility at Charlesfort, Ferns, Co. Wexford.

This residential facility is operated by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and, accordingly, I have arranged for the Deputy's question to be referred to the HSE for direct reply and I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy as soon as possible.