Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (156)

Fergus O'Dowd


156. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Health if he will consider setting up a specialised home care unit for persons who have sudden onset catastrophic life changing injuries or illnesses that require specialised home care as a matter of urgency (details supplied); and his views on the matter. [37862/19]

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. 

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.