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Disabilities Assessments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 24 November 2021

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Ceisteanna (171, 176, 177)

Mark Ward

Ceist:

171. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health his plans to address the backlog for assessment of needs; the reason for the current backlog; the estimated timeframe to address the backlog; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57652/21]

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Mark Ward

Ceist:

176. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the number of assessment of needs that resulted in a diagnostic assessment in the past year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57657/21]

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Mark Ward

Ceist:

177. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the breakdown of the €7.8 million provided to address the overdue assessment of need in August 2020; the amount spent on private providers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57658/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 171, 176 and 177 together.

As these are service matters, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.

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