Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (689, 690)

David Cullinane

Question:

689. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the average wait times for child psychologists, child speech and language therapists and child occupational therapists in the community healthcare organisation area for the south east by year and county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18673/19]

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David Cullinane

Question:

690. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the assessment teams in place to access children in the community healthcare organisation area for the south east by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18674/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 689 and 690 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.