Donegal TD claims home help packages available only when someone dies

Donegal TD and Leas Ceann Comhairle, Pat the Cope Gallagher, says the only way a Home Help Package can be provided to those in need is if someone currently in receipt of home help dies.

The home help crises has deepened over the past few months, with many patients in the North West unable to be discharged from hospital due to the lack of supports available to them.

Deputy Gallagher says there’s been a failure to plan for increased demand for home help hours, especially in the North West.