Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Department of Health
2458. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children as of 1 July 2021 or latest date available that were awaiting a first assessment from the HSE under the Disability Act 2005 by each local health office. [37880/21]
The assessment of need process consists of two stages, the first stage is a review of the referral to the assessment of need process by an assessment officer which is an administrative exercise. The child is then referred to stage 2, if appropriate, which is for clinical assessment.
Due to the recent cyber-attack the latest information available from the HSE is that 1,110 applications were due to commence stage 2 of the Assessment of Need process at 31st March 2021.