Dáil debates

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:55 pm

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

A review was recently undertaken on the area of delayed discharges, the role of homecare and the underfunding of homecare packages. Will that report be published? Will the Government consider revisiting community-based homecare services? Much of the longer-standing, smaller homecare services, which are community based, are being driven out of the sector by the overcommercialisation of homecare service provision. In my constituency there is a service that has operated for 25 years. It does not meet the size criterion for the tendering process, however, which means a very good service with very good people is being driven out of business. Is the Government prepared to revisit that?


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