Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374)

Carol Nolan

Ceist:

366. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the number of children in counties Laois and Offaly on the waiting list for six months or more for speech therapy. [5216/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

367. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the number of children in counties Laois and Offaly on the waiting list for 12 months or more for speech therapy. [5217/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

368. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the number of children in counties Laois and Offaly on the waiting list for 18 months or more for speech therapy. [5218/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

369. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the number of children in counties Laois and Offaly on the waiting list in excess of 24 months for speech therapy. [5219/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

370. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the number of children in counties Laois and Offaly on the waiting list for six months or more for occupational therapy. [5220/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

371. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the number of children in counties Laois and Offaly on the waiting list for 12 months or more for occupational therapy. [5221/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

372. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the number of children in counties Laois and Offaly on the waiting list for 18 months or more for occupational therapy. [5222/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

373. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the number of children in counties Laois and Offaly on the waiting list in excess of 24 months or more for occupational therapy. [5223/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

374. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the number of children awaiting an assessment of need in counties Laois and Offaly. [5224/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 366 to 374, inclusive, together.

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's questions relate to service matters, I have arranged for the questions to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.