Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (468, 469, 470)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Ceist:

468. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the waiting lists for children seeking access to a speech and language therapist by CHO in tabular form; the number of additional speech and language therapists required to eliminate waiting lists for same; and the estimated cost of employing such therapists in line with the Disability Act 2005. [26637/19]

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Ceist:

469. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the waiting lists for children seeking access to an occupational therapist by CHO in tabular form; the number of additional occupational therapists required to eliminate waiting lists for occupational therapy; and the estimated costs of employing such therapists in line with the Disability Act 2005. [26638/19]

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Ceist:

470. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the waiting lists for children seeking access to physiotherapy by CHO in tabular form; the number of additional physiotherapists required to eliminate waiting lists for same; and the estimated costs of employing such therapists in line with the Disability Act 2005. [26639/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 468 to 470, 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.