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Butler, Mary

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Nursing Homes Support Scheme

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme, (NHSS) commonly referred to as Fair Deal, is a system of financial support for people who require long-term residential care. Participants contribute to the cost o...More Button

The proposed policy change to the NHSS, to cap contributions based on farm and business assets at 3 years where a family successor commits to working the productive asset, has been approved by Go...More Button

The stated policy objective of the general scheme of the Bill is to introduce further safeguards in the NHSS to further protect the viability and sustainability of family farms and businesses tha...More Button

The amendment of the scheme will bring certainty to the duration for which a contribution to the cost of care under NHSS will be levied against family farms and businesses. This in turn will sup...More Button

The General Scheme of Bill for the Amendment to the NHSS was approved by Government on 11 June 2019 and subsequently published. The changes to the Scheme will come into effect as soon as the leg...More Button

This piece of legislation is a priority for the Minister and will be progressed as soon as possible, to support Farm Families and Businesses . More Button

Further progress on the development of the Bill has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with focus entirely on responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19. The response to the COVID-19 ...More Button

As this is an operational matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible. More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Both myself and Minister Donnelly have received and responded to correspondence on this matter. More Button

NPHET recommended the establishment of an Expert Panel on Nursing Homes on 14th May 2020, to examine the complex issues surrounding the management of COVID-19 among this particularly vulnerable c...More Button

All of the available evidence and practical experience shows that older persons are particularly impacted by the virus and nationally and internationally the challenges facing nursing homes has b...More Button

From both a clinical and a general operational perspective, the day-to-day running and management of a nursing home in a landscape with COVID-19 has required significant adjustment both in terms ...More Button

These were the primary considerations in establishing the Panel. The membership of the Expert Panel reflected the requisite skills and experience.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 453 and 454 together.More Button

Both myself and Minister Donnelly have received and responded to correspondence on this matter. More Button

NPHET recommended the establishment of an Expert Panel on Nursing Homes on 14th May 2020, to examine the complex issues surrounding the management of COVID-19 among this particularly vulnerable c...More Button

All of the available evidence and practical experience shows that older persons are particularly impacted by the virus and nationally and internationally the challenges facing nursing homes has b...More Button

From both a clinical and a general operational perspective, the day-to-day running and management of a nursing home in a landscape with COVID-19 has required significant adjustment both in terms ...More Button

These were the primary considerations in establishing the Panel. The membership of the Expert Panel reflected the requisite skills and experience.More Button

We all know that community services such as day care and respite services play an important role in enabling older people to continue living in their communities and maintain their social connectio...More Button

The HSE continues to work closely with providers and community staff to identify where service is most required and has been undertaking risk assessments of local services. This is to ensure, in...More Button

Services will resume when it is safe to do so; when all infection prevention and control measures and the requirements of physical distancing can be maintained, so as to protect service users and...More Button

- Day Care Centres operated in shared public facilities where other groups are also accessing the building and the risk of infection spread.More Button

- A number of HSE Day Care Centres are attached to HSE Residential Care Units and the clients of both the Day Care Centres and the residents from the Residential Care Unit are in the same locatio...More Button

- Transport of clients to the Day Care Centres where family cannot assist. More Button

- Availability of isolation areas, should a client or a member of staff become unwell.More Button

I understand the impact that the continued delay in the re-opening of day centres and the restoration of respite services is having on older people and the important role this service can play in...More Button

Mental Health Services

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Health Information and Quality Authority

The Chief Inspector within HIQA maintains oversight of all designated centres through the receipt of solicited and unsolicited information and through inspections. Registered providers are required...More Button

If HIQA determines that a provider requires assistance, the situation is escalated to the local HSE COVID-19 response team, and to the HSE at the national level if required. Currently the most co...More Button

While responsibility for the provision of safe services rests with registered providers, the Chief Inspector is at all times focused on ensuring that HIQA takes whatever action is necessary to su...More Button

On the matter of the oversight provided by the H.S.E., as this is also an operational matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.More Button

Undefined

The safety and protection of all those who may be at risk of harm or abuse is an important priority for the Government. I understand the report referred to by the Deputy was published last week on ...More Button

While the report’s scope is not confined to the policy functions of this Department, its contents will inform the considerations for the ongoing policy and legislative work that we are undertakin...More Button

Home Care Packages

A high-quality, consistent home-support service, focused on keeping people well in their homes and communities for as long as possible, is a key enabler to ensuring that people across a continuum o...More Button

Nursing Home Accommodation

The Health Information and Quality Authority is an independent authority established under the Health Act 2007. Since 2009 all nursing homes - public, voluntary and private have been registered and...More Button