Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna (184)

Frank O'Rourke


184. Deputy Frank O'Rourke asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 167 of 30 January 2019, if one of the 25 dieticians or an allocation of clinical hours could be made available to north Kildare disability network to provide services to, for example, children with autism who have dietetic requirements (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12168/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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.