Thursday, 17 December 2020
Department of Health
Speech and Language Therapy
508. To ask the Minister for Health the current waiting list time for first and review assessments for speech and language assessment and speech and language therapy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44452/20]
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.