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Smith, Brendan

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Respite Care Services

I appreciate the Ceann Comhairle affording me the opportunity to raise this important matter. I am glad the Minister of State, Deputy Jim Daly, is taking it. Unfortunately, existing respite servi...More Button

I know many people who have family members accessing those services. Even though they would be disappointed with the limited time they get the opportunity to leave a son, a daughter or a sibling...More Button

There are only three centres across Cavan and Monaghan delivering these services. One of those is the Annalee View respite care centre in Cootehill, County Cavan. Families who have loved ones w...More Button

A gentleman read a letter to me earlier. He stated that, in 2005, I had been given a reply by the HSE in respect of a question on the need to improve services. He reminded me that the level of ...More Button

I referred to the Annalee View respite care centre in Cootehill, which offers services for both adults and children. Some people have suggested that children and adult services should be separat...More Button

Respite Care Services (Continued)

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. I am glad that the restriction due to the particular needs of the one person he refers to has been lifted and that the service has now returned to norm...More Button

The Minister of State quite rightly refers, as the HSE indicated in written correspondence too, to the growing demand. As people leave the children's services and become young adults, an increas...More Button