Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (636, 637, 638, 639)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

636. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of children at the end of May 2019 or the latest date available who were awaiting a first assessment from the HSE under the Disability Act 2005 for each local health office in tabular form. [23973/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

637. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy assessment waiting list for each local health area at the end of May 2019 or the latest date available; and the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months. [23974/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

638. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy initial treatment waiting list for each local health area at the end of May 2019 or the latest date available; and the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months. [23975/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

639. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy further treatment waiting list for each local health area at the end of May 2019 or the latest date available in tabular form; and the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months. [23976/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 636 to 639, 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 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.