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Respite Care Services

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 8 September 2020

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Questions (1143)

Niamh Smyth


1143. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health his plans to deal with the ongoing respite crisis and the closure of a centre (details supplied) which is having a profound effect on families in counties Cavan and Monaghan; the alternatives being provided; when the services will be put in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21444/20]

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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.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