Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (396)

Pearse Doherty


396. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the threat of closure facing a facility (details supplied) for adults with disabilities in County Donegal owing to its financial situation and lack of available funds; if an additional subvention will be made available to the facility in view of the risk this situation now poses to the continuation of service provision locally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21033/18]

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.