Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (159)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

159. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 139 of 7 November 2018, the progress made in providing the level of care urgently required by a person (details supplied); if the HSE has had discussions with an organisation in County Kilkenny; if so, the outcome of the discussions and the decisions taken; his plans to provide respite services in counties Carlow and Kilkenny for such persons; if a personal healthcare plan will be put in place for the person covering all aspects of the care required; if the case will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4455/19]

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.

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 an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.