Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (1117)

Kathleen Funchion


1117. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in respect of agreed and promised overnight respite for a person (details supplied); the reason no commitment has been given for the transition to take place and agreement on the timeframe under which it should happen has been reached; the reason the recommendation and approval for increasing overnight respite care for the person from two to four nights have yet to be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31751/19]

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.