Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Disability, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD, has expressed her concern at the potential cessation of services provided by RehabCare due to underfunding and called for a change to offer multi-year supports for not-for-profit organisations.

Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “It is massively concerning that all care provided by RehabCare is under threat. Unless a cash injection is issued this year we will see the end of RehabCare services. 

“Ending this service will not only affect clients of the service but the wider health services in our community as RehabCare indirectly supplement services provided by public health centres.

“We need changes to the system. The report of the independent review group on the relationship between the voluntary sector and the State recommended a new multi-year funding model. This would stop the yearly panic unnecessarily brought upon organisations,” concluded Deputy Murphy O’Mahony.