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Minister needs to outline investment in Domiciliary Care

8 October, 2013 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin said if the Health Minister is serious about Transforming Your Care then he needs to invest more in Domiciliary Care.

The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health and member of the Assembly’s Health Committee said:

“If the Minister is serious about the concept of reablement for our older citizens – staying at home and receiving care there - then there needs to be a review into the current level of investment in Domiciliary Care.

“The investment into Domiciliary Care needs to be adequate and how it is calculated for each area should be made public. Much has been said about the 15 minutes care packages but we need to know how these are decided and allocated for different areas.

“Consideration also needs to be given to the needs of both the older person to receive adequate care and the care worker to be able to deliver this service.

“The minister needs to take action so that a rapid strengthening of investment in Domiciliary Care is delivered.”

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