Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (472, 473)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

472. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the amount transferred from the HSE to an organisation (details supplied) for the provision of services since 2004; the number of times the service level agreement between the HSE and the organisation has been updated and or amended; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5693/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

473. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of times the HSE has audited the services provided by an organisation (details supplied) that it funds; if the HSE has identified shortfalls and or inadequacies in services that the organisation provides; the number of complaints received by the HSE in respect of the organisation from service users and or patients and or persons representing service users and or clients and or patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5694/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 472 and 473 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.