Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (319, 340)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

319. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Health the reason for a June 2019 instruction to the home support team in County Meath that no home helps can be agreed unless it is an end of life circumstance; the position regarding the 402 persons on the County Meath waiting list that have been fully assessed and have had their hours approved but that are not end of life; when this instruction will be lifted in view of the fact that it has removed all flexibility from the approvals system and is increasing the waiting list on a daily basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49693/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

340. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Health the reason an instruction issued in June 2019 to the home support team in County Meath that no home helps can be agreed unless it is an end of life circumstance; the position regarding the 450 persons on the waiting list in the county that have been fully assessed and have had their hours approved but that are not end of life cases; when the instruction will be lifted in view of the fact it has removed flexibility from the approvals system and is increasing the waiting list on a daily basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49789/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 319 and 340 together.

As these are a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.