Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1002, 1003, 1004, 1005)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Ceist:

1002. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications of assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 commenced within three months of a completed application being received, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35667/19]

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Ceist:

1003. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications, by county, for assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 concluded within six months of a completed application being received; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35668/19]

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Ceist:

1004. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications, by county, for assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 overdue for completion at three, six, 12 and 18 months respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35669/19]

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Ceist:

1005. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications for assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 in which a referral was made under section 8(3) of the Act, by county. [35670/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1002 to 1005, 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.