Dáil debates

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions on Promised Legislation

 

12:55 pm

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

-----and many others who are waiting far too long to access therapies. We have a recruitment programme under way for additional occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists but we know from the bitter experience of recent years that more staff and more resources often does not make much of a difference. We need systems change as well. Part of the systems change is a new pilot programme around speech and language therapy in particular. We are now providing that in schools so that people do not need to join the HSE waiting list at all.

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