September 15, 2020
Johnny Mythen TD raises lack of speech and language therapy in Wexford with Taoiseach

Johnny MythenSinn Féin TD Johnny Mythen has raised the issue of waiting lists for speech and language therapy for the County Wexford area with the Taoiseach Micheál Martin. 

Teachta Mythen said: “There are over 1,000 people awaiting an assessment and speech and language therapy in Wexford. 606 of them haven’t even had their assessment yet. 460 are awaiting their therapy. 179 of them have been waiting over a year for their therapy to start. 

“I know that the Covid-19 emergency has slowed down services, but that does not explain people waiting over a year. Speech and language therapy is a vital service that supports people, from those who have had a stroke to children with additional needs, to communicate. 

“I raised this matter with an Taoiseach Micheál Martin this week in the Dáil as absolutely unacceptable, and asked him to address the staffing short fall in County Wexford without delay.

“In many cases, delaying speech and language therapy leads to the patients further deteriorating. The longer they wait, the more therapy they may need. This is illogical, uneconomic and so unfair. 

“That is why I raised this issue with the Taoiseach and I will be waiting the situation closely”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Dublin homeless numbers reported inaccurately for several months

Admin error has led to an over count of c300 single people

It is important that the Minister does not use this genuine error to massage latest homeless figures to be released today

📻 Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing @EOBroin will be live on @PatKennyNT today from 11:40am.

Listen here:


Everyone has been more than reasonable in giving space to the DUP.

Public patience has now run out.

The question for the DUP is are they prepared to accept the outcome of last May’s Assembly election and share power with others on an equal basis?

I am determined to work for…

📻 Sinn Féin spokesperson on EU Affairs @ROMurchu will be live on @LatedebateRTE tonight, from 10:00pm.

Listen here:

Load More