Written answers

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Department of Health

Disability Services Provision

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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346. To ask the Minister for Health when services including occupational therapy, speech and language therapy will resume for children with special needs or a disability; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19513/20]

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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The recently published Programme for Government document "Our Shared Future" recognises the need to improve services for both children and adults with disabilities through better implementation and by working together across Government in a better way.

The  Government commits to prioritising early diagnosis and access to services for children and ensuring that the most effective interventions are provided for each child, to guarantee the best outcomes.

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.

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