Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (152, 153)

Mick Wallace

Ceist:

152. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for residential care for adults with an intellectual disability in County Wexford in each of the years 2012 to 2018, by county in tabular form. [5970/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Mick Wallace

Ceist:

153. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Health the criteria for determining priority and highest need when allocating residential care places for adults with a disability. [5971/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 152 and 153 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 relates to service matters, I have arranged for the questions to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.