Crisis In Child Services In Midlands Region Addressed In The Dáil

The waiting lists in Laois were branded "totally unacceptable".

Sinn Féin is renewing its calls for the government to address a crisis in children's services in the midlands.

Speaking in the Dáil, Laois-Offaly TD Brian Stanley branded the waiting lists for services in Laois as "totally unacceptable".

He says 1,158 children are waiting for occupational therapy, and 85 are waiting for psychological services - some for up to 48 weeks.

It follows the release of a review which found over 200 children faced significant harm while accessing CAMH services in South Kerry.

Deputy Stanley says there are delays in assessment, as well as treatment:

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