23 May 2019
By Mary Bermingham
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Disability, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD, has welcomed news that €2m in funding has been secured for RehabCare but warned families and service users in the West Cork area should not have had to endure such fear in the lead up to the confirmation of funding.
Deputy Murphy O’Mahony commented, “It is very welcome news that €2m has been secured for RehabCare services. The government only sat down with RehabCare after much political pressure from Fianna Fáil.
“There was a real risk that Bantry Physical and Sensory Day Service, Bantry Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Service, Home and Community Support Services in Bantry and Skibbereen, and in Bantry Respite Service would all end as funding ceased.
“Fortunately, this is now not the case and services in our area will continue.
“The Minister for Health and his Department must quickly outline when the money will be issued and ensure an examination of issuing multi-year funding is considered, so we do not have an annual panic for the clients and families of RehabCare,” concluded Deputy Murphy O’Mahony.