Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1463)

Seán Crowe

Question:

1463. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for a child seeking supports in a catchment area in view of the growing waiting list for children with profound speech and language difficulties in the CHO 7 area; the key staff posts or personnel required to fill vacant positions; and the measures being applied to deal with the lengthening waiting times. [33061/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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.