Thursday, 6 September 2012

Government U Turn - Cuts to personal assistant services will NOT take place

PROPOSED CUTS TO the hours of personal assistants will not go ahead, a statement from the Department of Health has confirmed tonight.
The Minister for Health, James Reilly, has instructed the Health Service Executive “to continue to provide services to people in receipt of personal assistant services in accordance with their needs.”
It follows protests by people with disabilities outside government buildings today with members of the newly-formed Leaders Alliance group saying they intended to stay there overnight in protest at the cuts announced by the HSE last week.
Responding to this evening’s announcement, a spokesperson for Leaders Alliance said their protest could continue through the night.

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