Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (567)

Alan Dillon

Question:

567. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Health if funding is available for families within the CHO 2 area in County Mayo for speech generated devices used by children who are non-verbal; if so, the available funding; the number of applications received for funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2596/21]

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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.

Questions Nos. 568 to 570, inclusive, answered with Question No. 465.
Question No. 571 answered with Question No. 448.