Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (193)

Michael McGrath


193. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health the number of private firms providing homecare services nationwide; the position in relation to the regulation of these firms; the number that are regulated; the number of regulated and unregulated firms being paid for service provision by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40537/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Department of Health is currently engaged in the development of a new statutory scheme and system of regulation for home-support services. The introduction of a system of regulation will ensure that all service-users receive high-quality care and that the public have confidence in the services provided. The options for regulation are currently being explored.

I have asked the HSE to provide the operational information requested by the Deputy.