Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (1474)

Carol Nolan

Ceist:

1474. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health if speech and language services and occupational therapy services will be increased for children with disabilities who are waiting long periods of time to access the services in counties Laois and Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33127/19]

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.

Question No. 1475 answered with Question No. 1208.