Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Ceisteanna (829, 830)

Sorca Clarke

Ceist:

829. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have their assessment of needs carried out. [38158/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Sorca Clarke

Ceist:

830. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have access to in-person speech and language therapy and occupational therapy in view of the level of additional needs they have. [38159/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 829 and 830 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.