“In a briefing by the HSE for local public representatives on June 29 I raised the need to provide respite services in Cavan Town, Belturbet or Ballyconnell following the decision to discontinue such services in the Lisdarn Unit.
The HSE outlined their decision to reconfigure the Lisdarn Unit for transitional care for patients discharged from acute hospitals. I specifically referenced the need for the HSE to have respite care facilities in the Breffni Care Unit, Ballyconnell or in one of the private nursing homes.
The HSE undertook to revert to me in relation to the development of respite services for the Cavan Town and West of Cavan Town area of the County.
Among the many other issues discussed at that meeting were primary care, home care supports, mental health services, disability services, delays in assessment of need for children and the health capital programme for Cavan/Monaghan.
This meeting enabled us to outline again in detail the many health issues of concern to constituents” stated Brendan Smith TD.