Written Answers. - Speech Therapy Service.

Michael Ring

Question:

492 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children if additional speech therapy hours will be approved for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [20700/00]

The provision of health services, including speech and language therapy services, to persons with physical or sensory disabilities is a matter for the relevant health board. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been referred to the chief executive officer of the Western Health Board, with a request that she examine the query and reply directly to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.