Disability Minister Anne Rabbitte ‘extremely frustrated’ with HSE delay in rolling out early assessment hubs

Date: May 24, 2023

Disability Minister Anne Rabbitte has said she is “extremely frustrated” by ongoing delays in the HSE to provide early assessments for children with special needs.

Ms Rabbitte indicated in the Dáil earlier today that the Government would consider reimbursing parents who are forced to use private providers for assessments of needs, in order to bypass long wait times. She said she would make the commitment by August if certain targets are not met.

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Published by The Irish Independent, Wednesday, 24th May 2023.