Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Department of Health
Autism Support Services
347. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for a full diagnostic assessment in respect of autism in Waterford University Hospital, including a breakdown of the waiting list times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4161/16]
348. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the composition of the autism team in University Hospital Waterford; if all the positions are covered; the number of psychologists on the team who can do a full diagnostic assessment; the length of time it takes; the progress made in recruiting staff who can carry out a full diagnostic assessment; the status of the progress made in tackling the waiting list for diagnosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4162/16]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 347 and 348 together.
As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and they will follow up the matter with them.