Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (648, 649, 650)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

648. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Health the number of children awaiting stage 1, assessment officer component, of the assessment of needs under the Disability Act 2005, in each county; the length of time they are waiting; and the age range and gender, in tabular form. [12960/19]

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Seán Sherlock

Question:

649. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Health the number of children awaiting stage 2, clinical assessment, of the assessment of needs under the Disability Act 2005, in each county; the length of time they are waiting; and the age range and gender, in tabular form. [12961/19]

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Seán Sherlock

Question:

650. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Health the number of children awaiting to move from stage 1 to stage 2 of the assessment of needs under the Disability Act 2005, in each county; the length of time they are waiting; and the age range and gender, in tabular form. [12962/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 648 to 650, inclusive, together.

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives.

This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.