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McEntee, Helen

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Home Help Service Provision

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 479, 482 and 497 together.

  As these are service matters they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Mental Health Services Staff

As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Mental Health Services Funding

As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply. The Executive will only be in a position to respond in respect of the health service facilities indicated b...More Button

As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Nursing Home Services

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Residential care in Ireland is provided through a mix of public, voluntary and private provision. It is worth highlighting that the net budget for long-term residential care in 2017 is €940m and t...More Button

Public Nursing Units are an essential part of our national nursing home infrastructure. They provide 5,000 long stay residential care beds i.e. approximately 20% of the total stock of nursing ho...More Button

With regard to private facilities, in Budget 2016 the Minister for Finance announced changes to the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme to allow for investment in the expansion, management...More Button

I would like to reiterate that it is Government policy that long-term nursing home care should be a last resort and we want to develop home and community care services to provide a more viable al...More Button

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

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility

I propose to take Questions Nos. 523 to 525, inclusive, together.More Button

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (NHSS) is a system of financial support for those in need of long-term nursing home care. Participants contribute to the cost of their care according to their in...More Button

When the NHSS commenced in 2009, a commitment was made that it would be reviewed after three years. The Report of the Review was published in July 2015. Arising out of the Review, a number of ke...More Button

An Interdepartmental/Agency Working Group has been established to progress the recommendations contained in the Review. This Group is chaired by the Department of Health and includes representat...More Button

Once all of the relevant Review recommendations have been considered, any amendments required to the Scheme will be identified. Changes which require legislative implementation will be addressed...More Button

The Programme for a Partnership Government has also committed to reviewing the NHSS to remove any discrimination against small businesses and family farms. This review is currently underway. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 560 to 562, inclusive, together.

  The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (NHSS) is a system of financial support for those in need of long-term nursin...More Button

Care Services Provision

As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (NHSS) is a system of financial support for those in need of long-term nursing home care. Participants contribute to the cost of their care according to their inco...More Button

When the NHSS commenced in 2009, a commitment was made that it would be reviewed after three years. The Report of the Review was published in July 2015. Arising out of the Review, a number of key...More Button

An Interdepartmental/Agency Working Group has been established to progress the recommendations contained in the Review. This Group is chaired by the Department of Health and includes representat...More Button

Once all of the relevant Review recommendations have been considered, any amendments required to the Scheme will be identified. Changes which require legislative implementation will be addressed...More Button

The Programme for a Partnership Government has also committed to reviewing the NHSS to remove any discrimination against small businesses and family farms. This review is currently underway. More Button

HSE Data

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Suicide Incidence

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Suicide Prevention

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Mental Health Services Data

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Health Services Provision

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

HSE Funding

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Health Services Staff

I propose to take Questions Nos. 590 to 592, inclusive, together.

  As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct...More Button

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (NHSS) is a system of financial support for those in need of long-term nursing home care. Participants contribute to the cost of their care according to their inco...More Button

When the NHSS commenced in 2009, a commitment was made that it would be reviewed after three years. The Report of the Review was published in July 2015. Arising out of the Review, a number of k...More Button

An Interdepartmental/Agency Working Group has been established to progress the recommendations contained in the Review. This Group is chaired by the Department of Health and includes representat...More Button

- Examining the treatment of business and farm assets for the purposes of the financial assessment element of the Scheme,More Button

- The implementation of administrative reforms to the Scheme,More Button

- A review by the NTPF of present pricing arrangements in private residential facilities.More Button

This work is currently under way. A Value For Money and Policy Review of the differences in the comparative cost of public and private long-term residential care will commence in 2017 to assess ...More Button

An initial report on the progress of the NHSS Review recommendations was submitted to the Cabinet Committee on Health in September 2016.More Button

Once all of the relevant Review recommendations have been considered, any amendments required to the Scheme will be identified. Changes which require legislative implementation will be addressed...More Button

Home Help Service

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Psychological Services

In line with the commitment to develop early intervention mental health services for those under 18, €5 million has been allocated to primary care, of which €3.4 million will fund the recruitment o...More Button

The HSE Mental Health Division currently employs approximately 213 Psychologists with 67 of these operating within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. A further 60 psychology students p...More Button

Hospitals Funding

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Respite Care Services Availability

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

  Questions Nos. 636 and 637 answered with Question No. 595.More Button