Dáil Éireann - Volume 645 - 30 January, 2008
Written Answers. - Nursing Home Accommodation.
Deputy Emmet Stagg Deputy Emmet Stagg
 Deputy Emmet Stagg asked the Minister for Health and Children if her attention has been drawn to the fact that on 2 November 2007 there were 120 elderly people awaiting a long term care bed in public nursing homes in Kildare West/Wicklow, and that 71 of these people who are deemed to require long term care are actually living in the community without adequate professional support which is required for any person deemed to require a long term care bed; and if, in view of this situation she will sanction the provision of additional community care units in County Kildare similar to the facility located at the Harbour Leinster Street Maynooth County Kildare. [2505/08]
Deputy Máire Hoctor Deputy Máire Hoctor
Deputy Máire Hoctor: Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the particular matter raised by the Deputy. The Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 645 Written Answers. Nursing Home Accommodation.