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Written Answers - Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 570.  Deputy Dara Calleary Information on Dara Calleary Zoom on Dara Calleary  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will confirm the average waiting times per Health Service Executive region for dealing with applications under the fair deal scheme; the procedures that are in place to address delays in assessing the medical assessment form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16385/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

 571.  Deputy Dara Calleary Information on Dara Calleary Zoom on Dara Calleary  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the entitlements qualifying patients in private nursing homes have to medical supplies and treatments in private nursing homes; if these entitlements differ to those patients who are in public nursing homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16386/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch Patients in private nursing homes can avail of the range of services and prescribed items supplied under the General Medical Services Scheme, the Drug Payment Scheme and the Long Term Illness Scheme in the same manner as other patients and in accordance with their eligibility status.

There is no statutory obligation on the HSE to provide physiotherapy, chiropody, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, or dietician services to patients.

 572.  Deputy Dara Calleary Information on Dara Calleary Zoom on Dara Calleary  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if funding for respite care is only available to patients using public nursing homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16387/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

 573.  Deputy Dara Calleary Information on Dara Calleary Zoom on Dara Calleary  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the savings made to date by changing the funding criteria under the fair deal scheme to one of date of approval versus the date of admission measurement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16388/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.


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