Rehabcare confident it can take over Seaview Respite House services

RehabCare says it is confident it will be able to take over the Seaview Respite House service in Mountcharles, Co Donegal, from today.

It follows disappointment yesterday after the service did not open as expected.

There have been, what some people have described as ‘false dawns’ when it comes to the opening of the Seaview House respite service in Mountcharles.

The centre provides residential respite services for families in the South Donegal area.

RehabCare has been awarded the contract to operate the centre.

It was expected the centre would have opened last Monday, with a service from Monday evenings to Saturday mornings.

But that did not happen.

Now Rehabcare has issued a statement this morning, saying it can confirm that all outstanding legal processes regarding the transfer of services of Seaview Respite House in Mountcharles from the HSE to RehabCare will be finalised today.

RehabCare says it is confident that it will be in a position to then officially take over the service from today, (Tuesday, January 14th).

Rehabcare says that following completion of all regulatory requirements, the scheduling of service users for respite at Seaview House will start as soon as possible.

A spokesperson for RehabCare says it is very much looking forward to finally taking over the service at Seaview House this week and rolling out a nurse-led service, which is vital to the community.

It says it wants to reassure families that everything is being done to speed up this process.

It adds that continuity of care and the provision of a person-centered, quality service for the adults and children who will access this service is the number one priority.

However, this afternoon, Donegal Fianna Fail Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says today’s statement from Rehabcare does not give a date for when actual services at Seaview House will resume.