Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (443)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

443. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health if funding for a group (details supplied) will be secured; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50334/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Dóchas is an organisation based in Limerick, providing awareness and information for people with autism (ASD) and their families in the Mid-West region of Ireland. They provide advocacy and social supports for children and young people and their parents.

Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. The Department of Health does not fund organisations directly while the HSE can only fund organisations for the purpose of providing health services on its behalf.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.