Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (854, 855, 856)

Pauline Tully

Question:

854. Deputy Pauline Tully asked the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting a needs assessment in each CHO area; the number who have been waiting less than 3, 3 to 6, 6 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8577/21]

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Pauline Tully

Question:

855. Deputy Pauline Tully asked the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting a speech and language appointment in each CHO area; the number who have been waiting less than 3, 3 to 6, 6 to12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8578/21]

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Pauline Tully

Question:

856. Deputy Pauline Tully asked the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting an occupational therapy appointment in each CHO area; the number who have been waiting less than 3, 3 to 6, 6 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8579/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 854 to 856, 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.