Thursday, 18 February 2021

Questions (300)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

300. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health his views on claims that the preliminary team assessment falls short of the standard required to deliver a proper assessment of a possible diagnosis of a child and that it is the direct opposite of that planned in the Disability Act 2005; and his further views on assertions that the implementation of the preliminary team assessment has exacerbated an already intolerable situation for the children and their families and should cease immediately. [9245/21]

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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.