Written answers

Tuesday, 17 May 2005

Department of Health and Children

Home Help Service

9:00 pm

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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Question 90: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason home help for a person (details supplied) in County Wexford was reduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15958/05]

Photo of Seán PowerSeán Power (Minister of State, Department of Health and Children; Kildare South, Fianna Fail)
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The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. This includes responsibility for the provision of the home help service in County Wexford. Accordingly, my Department has requested the chief officer for the executive's south-eastern area to investigate the matter raised and to reply direct to the Deputy.

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