Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1062, 1063)

Ruth Coppinger

Ceist:

1062. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for an assessment of needs in excess of three months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35857/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Ruth Coppinger

Ceist:

1063. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Health the measures he will take to eliminate the waiting list for children requiring an assessment of needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35858/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1062 and 1063 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.