Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Department of Health
Home Help Service
424. To ask the Minister for Health if the attention of the HSE was drawn to the intention to move to a fair deal type scheme for homecare; if so, the date on which its attention was drawn to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25331/19]
The development of a new, standalone statutory scheme and system of regulation for home-support services is a long-standing objective of the Government, which the Department of Health is currently progressing. Work is ongoing to determine the optimal model for, and approach to the development of, the statutory scheme within the broader context of the Sláintecarereforms.
The HSE is aware of this on-going work, and meets with the Department on a regular basis to discuss the development and implementation of Government policy.