GOVERNMENT MUST STOP IGNORING SHOCKING SHORTAGE OF HOME CARERS – PAULINE TULLY TD

13 January 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Disability and Carers, Cavan/Monaghan Dáil Deputy Pauline Tully, has called on the Government to act urgently to ensure carers are available to assist people who need home support, after new figures revealed shocking numbers of people across the state have been left without much-needed carers. Deputy Tully said that figures released to her by the HSE had exposed that almost 5,000 people across the State were waiting for a carer to be allocated to them despite being approved.

“Figures released to me by the HSE in response to a Parliamentary Question expose a growing crisis when it comes to home carers in Ireland,” she stated. “Almost 5,000 people are in this unacceptable situation across the State. Every area is affected. “This is unacceptable. Sinn Féin has been warning for many years now of a looming crisis without the homecare system, as too many people who require homecare aren’t getting the hours that they need. This crisis has…

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