Dáil debates

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:40 pm

Photo of Eugene MurphyEugene Murphy (Roscommon-Galway, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

In regard to health, the programme for Government made a clear commitment that as the finances of the country improved, we would ensure that the most vulnerable people who needed help within the health system would be prioritised. I refer to the announcement of worries that the Rehab Group will not be able to cater for the 3,000 people it is catering for at the moment. I offer the example of the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea, which I have brought up on numerous occasions. The Government is inclined to state that this is a matter for the HSE but it is the agent of the Government. Can we get a clear commitment from the Government that the Rehab Group centres and facilities like the Rosalie Unit will not be closed? A lot of people are worried. A lot of people are calling our constituency offices about these situations. It seems they are all being run down and closed. That is a serious worry for me and others.


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