On Air Now Dave Harrington 4:00PM - 8:00PM Email
Now Playing You Give Me Something James Morrison

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.

More from Wicklow News


Co Wicklow Weather

  • Bray

    Sunny intervals

    High: 8°C | Low: 4°C

  • Wicklow

    Sunny intervals

    High: 8°C | Low: 3°C

  • Arklow

    Sunny intervals

    High: 7°C | Low: 3°C

  • Blessington

    Sunny intervals

    High: 6°C | Low: 1°C

  • Baltinglass


    High: 6°C | Low: 0°C

Listen Live