11. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health his views on the difficulties in accessing home care packages in Dublin city and county in which the HSE is only providing palliative care in view of the fact it does not have the funding for extra staff to provide a full range of home care services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6369/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Deputy Louise O’Reilly: The question is fairly specific. It is to ask for the views on the difficulties accessing home care packages. I will be very clear with the Minister of State. It is not an opportunity to tell us a lovely story about how there are no difficulties. There are difficulties. I am aware of them and so are my constituency colleagues. The Minister of State must be aware of them as well. Will he spare us a description of what a waiting list is and comment on the fact that t...

196. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the status of a home care package for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6200/18 asked on 07 Feb 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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326. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health when care workers for a signed-off care package can be provided for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5369/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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403. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Health the way in which he plans to increase home care packages and home help hours to older persons to resolve overcrowding in hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5796/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 403 and 404 together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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404. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Health his plans to achieve the roll-out of additional home care packages; the deadlines and timeframe for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5797/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 403 and 404 together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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219. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health if home care hours will be provided to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5233/18 asked on 01 Feb 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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345. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health his plans to extend the fair deal scheme to home care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2886/18 asked on 23 Jan 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Improving home care services so that people can continue to live with confidence, dignity and security in their own homes for as long as possible is a key commitment of the Government. However, the only statutory scheme in place at present to support older people is the Nursing Home Support Scheme. The Government intends to address this by establishing a new stand-alone statutory scheme for the financing and regulation of home care services. The Depar...

820. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health if a home care package will be expedited for a person (details supplied); the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54938/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath) (Deputy Finian McGrath): 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 t...

941. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if further home care hours will be provided for a person (details supplied) as a matter of urgency. (Question 1034/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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1030. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health if home care hours will be assigned to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1388/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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1031. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health if home care hours will be assigned to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1389/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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1063. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health the status of a home support package for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1634/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): 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 o...

310. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a report on all care companies providing home care in CH06; the number of persons in receipt of care packages; the number of these that are being fulfilled; the number that are waiting for a carer; the number of times each company has withdrawn its services from a service user in 2016; the reason for same; if he has satisfied himself that there are enough care companies and carer’s employed by the HSE to fulfil the need; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49879/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 310 and 311 together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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311. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the system of home care either in house, with the HSE or with private companies; the way in which the services are allocated; the way in which a person with a home care package accesses these services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49880/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 310 and 311 together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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383. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if a home care package application by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49209/17 asked on 21 Nov 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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147. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if a home care package application by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 48273/17 asked on 15 Nov 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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145. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the status of a home care package application by a person (details supplied); if the application will be expedited in view of the person’s impending discharge from Kerry University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 47174/17 asked on 08 Nov 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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667. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a home care package for a person (details supplied); the details of this home care package; the reason the person’s physiotherapy has ceased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45885/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): 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 o...

141. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health if a home care package can be improved for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44138/17 asked on 18 Oct 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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341. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health the status of a home care package for a person (details supplied); the detail of this home care package; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43687/17 asked on 17 Oct 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): As the Deputy’s question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.
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147. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health if he has approved a measure (details supplied) used for assessing persons for home care supports and packages at university college hospital Galway; the scoring system with regard to community supports; and the way in which low, medium and high carer vulnerability is decided. (Question 42094/17 asked on 04 Oct 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 147 to 149, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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148. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health if he approved a measure (details supplied) used for assessing persons for home care supports and packages at university college hospital Galway at the time it was approved; the person that approved it; and if it operates in other counties. (Question 42095/17 asked on 04 Oct 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 147 to 149, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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149. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the way in which the routine, significant, critical and multiple care needs are being defined by the home care forum group of university college hospital Galway and the HSE. (Question 42096/17 asked on 04 Oct 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 147 to 149, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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305. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Health his views on whether it is cost effective to place a person (details supplied) in a nursing home when a home care package would suffice in meeting their care needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 41305/17 asked on 03 Oct 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): As the Deputy’s question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.
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377. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health if he will expedite extra home care hours for a person (details supplied) in order that they can be discharged from Cherry Orchard Hospital. (Question 39088/17 asked on 20 Sep 2017 - Home Care Packages Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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