Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (849)

Chris Andrews

Question:

849. Deputy Chris Andrews asked the Minister for Health the number of children under two and a half years of age nationwide and in the Dublin region that availed of early intervention from the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6968/21]

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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.