Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (334, 335)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

334. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for assessment for occupational therapy in County Kildare for three, six and over 12 months, respectively, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7743/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

335. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health the waiting times for occupational therapy for children with dyspraxia in each of the years 2015 to 2018, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7744/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 334 and 335 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 question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.