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Give Them A Voice: Some areas are experiencing waiting lists that are four years long

Newstalk's own Eoghan Murphy gives an update on the number of children waiting for speech therapy...

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12.37 23 Apr 2021


Give Them A Voice: Some areas are experiencing waiting lists that are four years long


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12.37 23 Apr 2021


Newstalk's own Eoghan Murphy gives an update on the number of children waiting for speech therapy.

He highlighting that some of the 'blackspots' with the highest waiting lists include North Dublin, Kildare, and the Donegal/Sligo area. As a result, a third of children in these areas have been waiting over a year for an initial assesment, and some nearly two years.

He described these findings as a 'geographical lottery'.

Miriam Kenny, chairperson of Involve Autism, also spoke about the extreme waiting lists in her Dublin6w/ Dublin 6 area. She shared that 39% of the children have been waiting over a year. While one non-verbal child has been put on a 55-month waiting list.

 


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