Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (678, 679)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

678. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Health if there are incidents in which the HSE in conjunction with an organisation (details supplied) provide speech and language therapy for children over six years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24168/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

679. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Health when speech and language therapy will be provided to a child (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24169/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 678 and 679 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.