Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1035, 1036, 1037)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

1035. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy assessment waiting list at the end of April 2019 or the latest date available; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, by each local health area in tabular form. [19919/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

1036. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy initial treatment waiting list at the end of April 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, by each local health area in tabular form. [19920/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

1037. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy further treatment waiting list at the end of April 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, by each local health area in tabular form. [19921/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1035 to 1037, 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 questions relate to service matters, I have arranged for them to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.