Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Ceisteanna (520, 521)

Paul McAuliffe

Ceist:

520. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Health his views on the wait time for speech and language therapy assessments in CHO area 9; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43057/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Paul McAuliffe

Ceist:

521. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Health the expected time frame for a speech and language therapy assessment for a person (details supplied). [43058/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 520 and 521 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.