Written answers

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Department of Health

Health Services Funding

Photo of John BrassilJohn Brassil (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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358. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the reduced funding to Cork Kerry Community Healthcare from €2.2 million in 2018 to €1.6 million in 2019 for the management of emergency cases in the region; his further views on the fact that Cork Kerry Community Healthcare received no funding for the development of services in 2018 taking into account the increase in service needs by service users and that the known level of need exceeds the funding available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10798/19]

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. 

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.


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