Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1778)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

1778. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health the length of time children are waiting for speech and language therapy in each CHO area; and the number of persons waiting longer than 12 months in each CHO. [34025/19]

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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.