Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has been informed by the HSE that Bóthar Oirialla Group Home, Carrickmacross has  been included in the HSE Estimates process for 2021.  The HSE further added that a letter of determination leads to the standard process around agreeing what will be included in the National Service Plan for 2021 and this process takes place between the Department of Health and the HSE.

“The funding required to operate this Group Home is not within the current budget allocation and I have renewed my appeal to the HSE to have this much needed Centre opened as early as possible in 2021.  This Centre will provide 5 residential placements  to people with a physical and sensory disability.

The HSE informed me that the Group Home required completion of remedial works which have been identified and costed.  They added that due to the impact of covid 19 on Property Management and Estates Department these remain outstanding and the works have been identified for consideration.

I discussed with Minister Rabbitte, who has responsibility for Disabilities, the absolute need to have services provided at the Oriel Group Home at the earliest possible date.  I emphasised to her that it is essential to make financial provision in the forthcoming HSE 2021 Plan for Bóthar Oirialla Group Home”, stated Brendan Smith TD.

Copy of correspondence attached.