Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (1850, 1878)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Ceist:

1850. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Health the waiting lists to be seen by a speech and language therapist in the Ballyphehane Togher area by waiting times of three, six, nine, 12, 18 and 24 months, respectively. [34131/19]

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Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Ceist:

1878. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Health the waiting lists to be seen by a speech and language therapist in the Douglas area by waiting times of three, six, nine, 12, 18 and 24 months, respectively. [34159/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1850 and 1878 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.