UNDER-fire Health Minister James Reilly has rowed back on controversial plans to cut personal assistant services to the disabled.
He has instructed the Health Service Executive(HSE) to make adjustments elsewhere to work towards shaving the total disability budget.
“The minister has told the HSE to distribute adjustments across the sector with a focus on cutting administration, training and travel costs, and better cash management by agencies involved,” said a spokesman for the Department of Health.
“The minister has requested that the HSE work with agencies to minimise the impact on services within the disability sector.”
Those in receipt of personal assistant care will continue to receive the service to suit their needs.