Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Health
Mary Lou McDonald (Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
Question 698: To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been told by the Health Service Executive in Swords, County Dublin, that they must wait 14 to 16 months for an appointment with a speech and language therapist appointment and 12 months for a hearing test for their three and half year old child; his views on such lengthy waiting times for a public patient with a medical card who is reliant on the public health system. [8009/12]
Kathleen Lynch (Cork North Central, Labour)
As the Deputy’s question relates to service matters, I have arranged for this question to be transferred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.