Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Health

Departmental Funding

Photo of Mark WardMark Ward (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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725. To ask the Minister for Health the financial supports provided to an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6115/20]

Photo of Jim DalyJim Daly (Cork South West, Fine Gael)
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In addition to the continuation of the existing HSE funding of €2.03m per year, the HSE and Pieta House have now formally agreed to additional funding of €114, 608 per month, equivalent to €343,824 per quarter once the current Government staffing cost schemes, of which Pieta House is availing, have ceased.

The HSE has committed to provide cash flow support on a monthly basis, with the position to be reviewed after each quarter. The funding is being provided to fund an additional 300 hours of high-risk clients and the quarterly review will ensure that any client who commences a programme of support can have reasonable assurance of its completion. The cash flow support is also contingent on continuation of the process of engagement with the HSE to work towards creating a more sustainable funding model for the organisation.

This arrangement will provide necessary support to Pieta as it, and the HSE, continue to work together.

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