Grace funding must be clarified and confirmed by Ministers and HSE – Murphy O’Mahony

Published on: 02 October 2017


Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disability, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony is calling on the HSE to confirm that there will be no effective cut in the provision of services to Grace as a result of underfunding.

Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was commenting after reports were raised over the weekend in the national media that there are discrepancies in the funding of Grace’s care.

“Initial reports suggest that there is an annual funding deficit of circa €70,000 which over the next eight years if continued would see a €560,000 gap in funding to provide for very important and much needed services for Grace.

“The HSE have attempted to downplay the funding issues and we have seen a change in how the financial information is displayed.  The blurry nature of Grace’s funding needs must end.

“Ministers Harris and McGrath need to come out and clarify in simple and clear terms that there is no funding gap in the Grace case.

“Grace has gone through enough as a result of negligence by the State. The least the HSE can do is to secure the funding she needs,” concluded Murphy O’Mahony.

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