Written answers

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Department of Health

Health Services Staff

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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575. To ask the Minister for Health the number of paediatric occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists in areas of County Cork (details supplied) in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30352/20]

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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The Programme for Government, 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 this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.


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