Dáil Éireann - Volume 586 - 25 May, 2004

Written Answers. - Health Board Services.

  291. Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children the assessments of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny of their speech and language difficulties; if recommendations or interventions have been or will be recommended; the amount of therapy they have or will receive; the place at which the person is at present; the placement recommended for the future; and if the assessments and reports will be made available to their parent. [15536/04]

  Mr. T. O’Malley: The provision of [515] health-related services, including speech and language therapy, for people with physical or sensory disabilities is a matter for the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards in the first instance. My Department has asked the CEO of the SEHB to examine the matter and to reply directly to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.