Dáil Éireann - Volume 661 - 24 September, 2008
Written Answers. - Nursing Home Subventions.
Deputy Pat Breen Deputy Pat Breen
Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans to implement the fair deal nursing home scheme in view of the cost of private nursing homes. [30019/08]
Deputy Máire Hoctor Deputy Máire Hoctor
Deputy Máire Hoctor: Both the Minister for Health and Children and I are fully committed to introducing the new Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal, in 2009. At present, some people in private nursing homes get no support from the State and many people who do receive support still cannot afford to pay the balance of their costs. The Fair Deal will ensure that nursing home care is affordable for everyone and fair to all.
Dáil Éireann 661 Written Answers. Nursing Home Subventions.