Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (310)

Michael Moynihan

Ceist:

310. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons with disabilities in receipt of personal assistance hours in each LHO area as of 30 September 2020 or latest date available; the number on the waiting list for same in each LHO area; and the number waiting zero to three, three to six, six to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form. [29551/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Department of Health funds a range of assisted living services including Personal Assistant and Home Support Services to support individuals to maximise their capacity to live full and independent lives.

PA and Home Support Services are provided either directly by the HSE or through a range of voluntary service providers.

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.