Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Ceisteanna (648, 649, 650)

Eugene Murphy

Ceist:

648. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health if he will source some level of State funding towards the remuneration of a centre manager and full-time office administrator for a vital cancer support centre (details supplied) in County Galway, in view of the fact that over 140 persons a week use the centre and a range of vital therapies and support is provided on an entirely voluntary basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11836/17]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Eugene Murphy

Ceist:

649. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health the reason a vital cancer support centre (details supplied) in County Galway did not receive funding under the national lottery grant scheme despite the fact that a full-time service is run on an entirely voluntary basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11837/17]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Eugene Murphy

Ceist:

650. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health the alternative avenues of funding applicable to a cancer support centre (details supplied) in County Galway, apart from the national lottery grant scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11838/17]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 648 to 650, inclusive, together.

The Department of Health no longer operates a National Lottery Fund. However, the HSE operates a National Lottery funded scheme under which it provides grants to health agencies and other organisations. Details of the scheme are available on the HSE website at: http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/schemes/natlotterygrants/.