Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1494)

James Browne


1494. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of additional posts provided to date in 2019 in CHO5 in order to reduce the waiting times for assessment of needs under the Disability Act 2005. [33192/19]

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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.