COYLE EXPRESSES OUTRAGE OVER FIVE YEAR PHYSIO AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WAITING LISTS FOR CHILDREN

30 July 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The former Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council Cllr Seamus Coyle (Fianna Fáil) says he is outraged to learn of the lengthy delays (in some cases over five years) in accessing medical services such as occupational therapy and physiotherapy for children in Co. Monaghan. Cllr Coyle told The Northern Standard: “Over recent years,

I have been continually contacted by parents of children awaiting appointments for services in County Monaghan with the County’s Child Development Team. To me the delays are inordinate and totally unacceptable, as delays in intervention to a child have a negative impact.”

“While I have been raising the issue at various levels over a lengthy period, I have again raised the issue at this month’s meeting of the Dublin North East Health Forum to which I received the following reply. I acknowledge that it is long and detailed.” “I am outraged that the waiting times are in excess of five years. Surely this…

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