Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (344, 345)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

344. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications of assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 commenced within three and six months, respectively, of a completed application being received as per the timeframes set out in SI No. 263 of 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26212/19]

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Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

345. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of complaints officer's recommendations under section 15 of the Disability Act 2005 that are completed within the timeframe provided by the complaints officer in the officer's report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26213/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 344 and 345 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.