Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil T.D. Brendan Smith has been informed by the HSE that it is planned to increase the number of adult respite beds available in any 12 week period from 42 to 49 commencing in July 2018 at the Annalee Respite Centre, Cootehill.
“Cavan Monaghan Disability Services currently have two respite facilities for Adults with an Intellectual Disability, Annalee Respite Centre, Cootehill, Co. Cavan and Steadfast House, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. There is one facility for Adults with a Physical and Sensory Disability in St. Christopher’s Disability Centre, Cavan.
An emerging trend in relation to an increase in demand for Adult respite beds in Intellectual Disability Services has been identified in our respite centre in Cootehill. It is therefore planned to increase the number of adult respite beds available in any 12 week period from 42 to 49 commencing in July 2018. There are no plans currently to increase respite services at our other two locations but this will be monitored regularly”, stated the HSE in their reply to Deputy Brendan Smith.
“I have been appealing to the Minister for Disabilities and to the HSE to increase respite facilities for adults with a disability and there is an urgent need to increase substantially the number of placements that can be provided in Cavan Monaghan”, stated Brendan Smith T.D.