Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters

Disability, Mental Health and Ageing: Engagement with Minister of State at the Department of Health

Photo of Pauline TullyPauline Tully (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

There were two issues with it. The HSE pays a certain amount but each CHO area pays different amounts. When there is a boarding-out facility on the border of two CHO areas, as there is in my area between counties Cavan with Longford, the HSE pays different amounts as do the individuals. As the person said to me, there would be war if they found out they were being charged different amounts. Standardisation and an increase in the amount paid would be welcome. I welcome everything the Minister of State has said. The ICPOP teams sound brilliant but are they like the children's disability network teams? On paper, that is a brilliant model of care but the recruitment of staff to these teams to make sure they are complete-----


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