Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Public Accounts Committee

HSE Report on Foster Home in Waterford Community Care Area: Discussion

12:00 pm

Mr. Pat Healy:

Our understanding from the reports is that the home was a foster home up to 1995. There were boarding-out arrangements in that period, prior to 1996, and the home would have been paid the foster allowance at that time. Once the foster children were aged 18, the home ceased to receive the allowances. The arrangement ceased in 1995, according to the best information that the investigation team could find. When Grace reached the age of 18, no more foster payments or boarding-out payments were made from that time. Grace, as an intellectually disabled individual, would have received what was, I think, DPMA at that time. Subsequent to that-----


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