Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (335, 336, 337)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

335. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health the number of children and adults on the occupational therapy first-time assessment waiting list in each CHO at the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12, 12 to 18, 18 to 24 and more than 24 months, respectively. [52593/19]

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Eamon Scanlon

Question:

336. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy assessment waiting list in each CHO at the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12, 12 to 18, 18 to 24 and more than 24 months, respectively. [52594/19]

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Eamon Scanlon

Question:

337. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for assessment by early intervention teams in each CHO at the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12, 12 to 18, 18 to 24 and more than 24 months, respectively. [52595/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 335 to 337, 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.