Need to increase respite services in Cavan/Monaghan – Brendan Smith TD

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PQ 34578 18 Brendan Smith re Nursing homes 25.07.18

There is constant pressure in relation to respite services and I have been pursuing with the HSE the need to increase such services. At present respite services are provided in the Virginia Nursing Unit and there is a need to have another Nursing Unit in Co. Cavan with dedicated respite places.

I have asked the HSE to increase the number of places through the sourcing of beds in Private Nursing Homes pending the provision of additional facilities at the Breffni Care Centre, Ballyconnell. The HSE have confirmed to me that on completion of an extension/upgrading programme in Ballyconnell that respite places will be provided there.