Thursday, 22 November 2018

Ceisteanna (151, 152)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

151. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 227 of 25 October 2018, if the additional funding will be provided in the 2019 Estimates for the necessary provision of services (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48775/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

152. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if a health facility (details supplied) provides placements only for persons in counties Cavan and Monaghan; if persons from outside this catchment area are facilitated in this centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48776/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 151 and 152 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.

The Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.

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.