Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions
Mary Lou McDonald (Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
A cut of this nature runs against the grain of Sláintecare and the stated intention to keep people in the community. It runs against the ambition of dealing with delayed discharges and overcrowding in our hospitals. It makes eminent sense for the Taoiseach, as Head of Government, to go back to HSE management and tell them that the money has to be found and that 6,000 people or more cannot be left in the lurch, particularly now, during National Carer's Week.