Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (313, 315, 316, 317, 318)

Michael Moynihan

Ceist:

313. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the number of children as of 30 September 2020 or the latest date available who were awaiting a first assessment from the HSE under the Disability Act 2005 by each local health office area in tabular form. [29554/20]

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Michael Moynihan

Ceist:

315. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy assessment by each local health area as of 30 September 2020 or the latest date available waiting list; the numbers waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged zero to 17 years and those aged 18 and above, respectively by each category in tabular form. [29556/20]

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Michael Moynihan

Ceist:

316. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy initial treatment waiting list by each local health area as of 30 September 2020 or the latest date available; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and the number more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged zero to 17 years and those aged 18 and above by each category in tabular form. [29557/20]

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Michael Moynihan

Ceist:

317. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy further treatment waiting list for each local health area as of 30 September 2020 or the latest date available; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged zero to 17 years and those aged 18 years and above in each category in tabular form. [29558/20]

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Michael Moynihan

Ceist:

318. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy first time assessment waiting list for each local health area as of 30 September 2020 or the latest date available; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the numbers waiting aged zero to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each category in tabular form. [29559/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 313, 315 to 318, inclusive, together.

The Programme for Government, Our Shared Future,recognises the need to improve services for both children and adults with disabilities through better implementation and by working together across Government in a better way.

The Government commits to prioritising early diagnosis and access to services for children and ensuring that the most effective interventions are provided for each child, to guarantee the best outcomes.

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.