Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2008)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin


2008. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number of children in CHO 7 specifically with an address within the south central Dublin areas on the waiting list for an assessment of needs; the expected waiting time for a child being put on the waiting lists at July 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34590/19]

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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.