Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (434, 435)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

434. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if a service agreement between the HSE and a service provider exists or existed in respect of a person (details supplied); if the person is fully or partially funded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44229/19]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

435. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a case regarding the HSE and a service provider (details supplied); the status of the funding that was provided for a service user in 2018 and to date in 2019; if he will direct the HSE to further review the case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44230/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 434 and 435 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.