Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (172, 174, 175, 176)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

172. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health if it is now the practice that incontinence wear will be supplied to persons who need it free of charge by section 38 agencies which care for persons with an intellectual disability in full-time residential settings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10367/18]

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Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

174. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who have been recompensed and repaid the cost of the incontinence 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. [10369/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

175. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who were charged for incontinence wear by section 38 agencies that care for persons with an intellectual disability in full-time residential settings between 2001 and 2013 but have not received repayment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10370/18]

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Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

176. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health the number of persons with an intellectual disability in full-time residential settings between 2001 and 2013 who were recompensed for charges they had paid for incontinence wear under the terms of the health repayment scheme 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10371/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 172, and 174 to176, inclusive, together.

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 questions relate to service matters, I have arranged for the questions to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.