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Concerns Raised Over Number Of Children With Disabilities Waiting For Needs Assessment

Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil show 130 children with disabilities in North and East Wicklow are now overdue for a needs assessment.

The number of overdue appointments rose nationwide to 3,768 at the end of June this year.

A further breakdown shows a proportionate difference in those waiting in Wicklow at 130 than in Dublin, with 7 waiting to be assessed.

The Kildare / West Wicklow region has 219 children waiting compared to just 38 in Dublin South.

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly says the figures are a damning reflection of the Government’s attitude to those living with disabilities.

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