Home Care – The Way Forward

The new Public Consultation process on home care has now commenced. The consultation, launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD, is aimed,  in particular, at people who use Home Care services, their families and the general public.  However, everyone with an interest, including: health and social care providers; health and social care workers; advocacy groups; those providing complementary services (such as meals-on-wheels and social activities); and representative organisations are welcome to participate.  ..
See copy of the of the Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2016 (Bill) along with an Explanatory Memorandum (memo) published by Senator Colm Burke in October 2016. 

 The consultation paper can be found online at www.health.gov.ie/consultations and the closing date for submissions is 31 August 2017.