Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (95)

Mary Butler

Ceist:

95. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health the increase in home support hours being provided for in the 2019 HSE service plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5252/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The HSE’s National Service Plan provides for a target of 17.9 million home support hours to be provided to 53,182 people. This represents an increase of about 800,000 hours and home support for 2,682 more people over last year’s target. In addition, 235 intensive home care packages will provide 360,000 home support hours for people with complex needs.