Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (563)

Neale Richmond

Question:

563. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Health the measures in place to shorten the waiting list for children of additional needs to be assessed for supports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2578/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Programme for Government, Our Shared Future, recognises the need to improve services for both children and adults with disabilities through better implementation and by working together across Government in a better way.

The Government commits to prioritising early diagnosis and access to services for children and ensuring that the most effective interventions are provided for each child, to guarantee the best outcomes.

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.