Dáil Éireann - Volume 586 - 26 May, 2004

Written Answers - Health Board Services.

  176. Mr. Ardagh asked the Minister for Health and Children the funding available to Ballyfermot and Inchicore home help service, in view of the severe difficulties they are facing (details supplied). [15932/04]

  Mr. Callely:As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of the home help service in the Inchicore and Ballyfermot area is, in the first instance, the responsibility of the South Western Area Health Board acting under the aegis of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. The authority has raised the matter with the SWAHB and I have been informed that with regard to funding for the Inchicore and Ballyfermot home help service there are ongoing discussions between the organisations and the South Western Area Health Board to determine a realistic budget for 2004.