Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (860)

Pauline Tully

Question:

860. Deputy Pauline Tully asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each county who are currently waiting for an appointment for early intervention, by therapy; the number who are waiting less than six, six to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8583/21]

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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. 861 and 862 answered with Question No. 804.