After the announcement this week that the HSE will take over as the provider of services in Cregg House in Sligo, a Donegal father has called for a “rock solid” commitment that the service as provided by the Daughters of Wisdom will remain unchanged.
The parent, who wishes to remain anonymous because of the sensitive nature of the issue, told the Donegal Democrat, “Regrettably we have all seen announcements like this in the past and some of them ring very hollow now.
Cregg House is a residential centre in County Sligo for people who have an intellectual disability.
“Last year the budget for Cregg House was cut by €1.3 million. This is one of the main reasons that the nuns are leaving; they just could not operate the service on the reduced allocation,” said the Donegal father.
“I cannot see how the HSE are going to do it without diminishing the service.
“There are quite a few Donegal people in Cregg House and they are totally dependant on the facility. My own daughter is now aged thirty and has been there for over 20 years. She simply needs 24/7 attention; she needs somebody with her all the time,” he said.
Read more into today’s Donegal Democrat.