Thursday, 14 November 2019
Department of Health
Speech and Language Therapy Staff
120. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 667 of 5 November 2019, when the post will be released from the national office; the reason the national office is delaying the release of the post; if there is an expected start date for the speech therapist; and if not, the reason therefor. [46923/19]
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.