Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (336, 337, 338)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

336. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of beds in the National Rehabilitation Hospital; the number occupied, empty and closed, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5055/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

337. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if funding issues are causing beds at the National Rehabilitation Hospital to remain empty and not staffed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5056/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

338. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for the National Rehabilitation Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5057/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 336 to 338, 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.