Government must reassure Rehab Service Users & their families – Feeley

Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed confirmation that the Rehab Group will not service twelve-month notice on the HSE that they will terminate services pending further talks with HSE officials.
‘Yesterday many Rehab Service users came home with letters setting out a bleak future for their essential services. Thankfully the immediate danger is postponed but the threat to these much needed service and outlets for people with disabilities remains in the short to medium term.’
‘Service users and their families are already in a vulnerable place, there is a massive lack of support for them in their homes, in the community and in respite provision. Threats to existing limited services must be taken off the table urgently and Government must reassure all involved that the service will be available and improved on in the long term.’
‘I will be raising the issue at Cavan County Council as soon as possible and I am sure that their will be cross party local support. The issue however needs intervention and the highest level by the Minister for Health and the Minister for State for Disabilities.’