Seanad debates

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters

Audiology Services Provision

10:30 am

Photo of Maura HopkinsMaura Hopkins (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I will reflect on the last sentence of the Minister of State: "As a result of all of these actions, all of the children affected have either received or are receiving the appropriate care they need." I find that response very disingenuous. I have just come from another meeting with education officials. I can and will provide the Minister of State with a file of all the different challenges in the education system that have not been solved. That file applies to assistive technology and special educational hours. Every support that has been secured over the past year has been secured because parents, not the HSE, have been proactive. I have worked with many such parents and I find that reply exceptionally disingenuous to the families who have been affected by audiology failings. I have no more to say on the issue.


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