Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (173)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

173. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health if it was the practice to charge persons for incontinence wear in addition to the normal charges by section 38 agencies that care for persons with an intellectual disability in full time residential settings between 2001 and 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10368/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.

Questions Nos. 174 to 176, inclusive, answered with Question No. 172.