Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Ceisteanna (161)

Tom Fleming

Ceist:

161 Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Health if he will consider a proposal from the staff of a hostel (details supplied) in County Kerry in conjunction with the Iveragh branch of the Kerry Mental Health Association outlining a vision of mental health services for the Iveragh area into the future that includes the provision of a low to medium support facility consisting of approximately seven to eight places and a respite bed thus ensuring the replacement of the hostel with a step down nursing presence and the introduction of care assistants which will mean that residents and their families will not have to travel up to sixty miles for supports and services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29897/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health)

As this is a service matter the question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.