Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Questions (170)

Mary Butler

Question:

170. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health the details of the Waterford thriveabetes project as contained in the recent Sláintecare plan; the way in which it will it benefit persons with type 1 diabetes attending University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42448/19]

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The Waterford Thrive with Diabetes Project, formerly the Waterford Thriveabetes Project, will be run collaboratively between University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and South-East Community Healthcare.

Aligned with the National Clinical Guidelines for management of Adult Type 1 Diabetes, the National Clinical Program for Diabetes and the National Framework for Self-management Support, the Project aims to address identified priority service gaps, including the need for integrated community-based Specialist Diabetes Services to better support self-care management and prevention of long term complications. This combined hospital/primary care initiative also supports current and future capacity planning with a focus on the delivery of diabetes care in primary care, where clinically appropriate and safe.Expected benefits include improved quality of life for people with Type 1 Diabetes, improved clinical outcomes, reduced hospitalisation, reduced demand on the acute care system and reduced health care costs.

This project is currently in the deliberative process of establishing a grant agreement for funding and therefore, the agreed details of the project have not yet been finalised.