Tuesday, 14 May 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Eamon Scanlon (Sligo-Leitrim, Fianna Fail)
Yes, I hope to raise it later as a Topical Issue matter. I do not know what the situation is in other areas, but in the CHO 1 area there are terminally ill people on a waiting list for home help to allow them to return home. Deputy McLoughlin is aware of this as well. It is very serious issue. I ask that the decent thing be done. The Government should inform the people that there is no home help and that there will not be any or else it should put some structure in place regarding these necessary cases of very sick people in order that will be home help for them. The Government should at least put funding in place such that those to whom I refer can be assisted in remaining at home, which is where they need and want to be.