Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Health
806. To ask the Minister for Health if stroke patients requiring home care packages in CHO 7 come under the remit of disability services; the situation in other CHOs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3578/20]
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.
807. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE funds stroke support in County Tipperary; the plans of the HSE to fund stroke support services in the county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3579/20]
808. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the key worker programme designed to assist the transition of stroke patients in Kilkenny University Hospital back to their homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3580/20]