Almost 400 Children Waiting For Physio Assessment in Laois And Offaly

90 of them have been on the waiting list for over a year.

380 children in Laois and Offaly are waiting for an assessment for physiotherapy with the HSE.

90 have been on the waiting list for over a year.

The latest figures have been released by the HSE under the Freedom of Information Act - although no data was returned for Westmeath.

Nationally, 7,200 children are waiting to be seen.

The HSE says it's committed to delivering high-quality physiotherapy to all service-users, and last year there were over half a million attendances at clinics.

Many of these appointments were postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

But Fianna Fáil's spokesperson for children, Anne Rabbitte, says the HSE needs to give a clear indication of when they'll fully resume:

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