Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (388)

James Browne

Question:

388. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the position regarding residential housing for persons with an intellectual disability in County Wexford; the reason a person may secure a place on the waiting list; the average length of time spent on the urgent waiting list; the number of persons on the urgent waiting list; his plans for additional housing for persons with an intellectual disability in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49988/19]

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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.

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.