Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (305, 306, 307)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

305. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 834 and 835 of 27 January 2021, the process for getting onto the list for assessment; the first steps for those being approved for an assessment of needs; the staffing levels in the different HSE regions for this process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7775/21]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

306. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 834 and 835 of 27 January 2021, the number of families seeking assessment; the number of families accepted for assessment in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7776/21]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

307. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 834 and 835 of 27 January 2021, the reason the numbers for areas 1 and 2 are significantly lower than for the other CHOs; the differences in those areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7777/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 305 to 307, inclusive, together.

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.