Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535)

Denis Naughten

Question:

530. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the number of children under a service (details supplied) on a waiting list to access occupational therapy services; the measures he is taking to address the situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30065/19]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

531. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the number of children under a service (details supplied) on a waiting list to access speech and language services; the measures he is taking to address the situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30066/19]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

532. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the number of children under a service (details supplied) on a waiting list to access physiotherapy services; the measures he is taking to address the situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30067/19]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

533. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the number of children under a service (details supplied) in County Galway on a waiting list to access occupational services; the measures he is taking to address the situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30068/19]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

534. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the number of children on a waiting list to access speech and language services under a service (details supplied); the measures he is taking to address the situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30069/19]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

535. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the number of children on a waiting list to access physiotherapy services under a service (details supplied); the measures he is taking to address the situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30070/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 530 to 535, 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.