Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Ceisteanna (140, 141)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

140. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of children or persons under 18 years of age awaiting assessment of need by county and year of referral for assessment, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16889/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

141. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of children or persons under 18 years of age awaiting treatment following an assessment of need by county and year of referral, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16890/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 140 and 141 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 them to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.