Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Department of Health
Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Provision
387. To ask the Minister for Health if an increase in funding of €1.5 million annually will be granted to an organisation (details supplied) from the HSE to enable it to be sustainable in view of the fact there are reported shortfalls concerning the current funding model; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51393/19]
388. To ask the Minister for Health if an investment of €5 million to open a regional neuro-rehabilitation centre to provide rehabilitation beds outside of Dublin will be granted to an organisation (details supplied). [51394/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 387 and 388 together.
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 questions relate to service matters, I have arranged for the questions to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.