Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (119, 120)

Eugene Murphy

Question:

119. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of physiotherapists assigned to the school age services in County Roscommon; the number of children on the waiting list for physiotherapy with the school age services to date; the average waiting time for children to access physiotherapy with the services in the county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27216/19]

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Eugene Murphy

Question:

120. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of occupational therapists assigned to school age services in County Roscommon; the number of children on the waiting list for occupational therapy with the school age services to date; the average waiting time for children to access occupational therapy with the services in the county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27217/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 119 and 120 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.