Dáil debates

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

 

12:00 pm

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)

That recognises the challenge the Deputy mentioned, which is the increasing demand with an ageing population. We are trying to prioritise how that money is being spent. As I outlined earlier, improving the capacity to be able to move from hospital to a home care setting obviously also impacts on the hospital system. That needs financial supports, increased hours and supports for families. That is what we are trying to do. However, we also must keep pace with the significant increase in demand in this area from a funding perspective.

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