Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (135)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

135. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health the reason the HSE failed to reply to correspondence (details supplied); if same will now be dealt with; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37945/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The aim of the National Dementia Strategy, which was published in December 2014 and is being implemented by the National Dementia Office, is to improve care, services and supports for people with dementia.  

The HSE currently provides about €9 million per annum for intensive home care packages, including €7.9 million for dementia-specific packages. Since the packages were introduced at the end of 2014, 459 dementia-specific intensive homecare packages have been delivered, with 193 active at the end of July 2019.  

With regard to the Deputy's specific query, as this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.