Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Health
541. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children in Cork city and county on the waiting list for an autism assessment; the number waiting for periods (details supplied); the expected waiting time for a child being put on the waiting list on 11 July 2019 in each HSE area in Cork city and county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30866/19]
The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.