Midlands Children Facing Third Longest Waiting List For Occupational Therapist

Over 1,600 in the midlands, Louth and Meath are waiting for over one year.

Over 11,000 children have been waiting at least a year for their first assessment with an occupational therapist. 

According to freedom of information figures, it represents over half of the waiting list - which is nearly 21,000. 

CHO 8, which includes the midlands and Louth and Meath is the third worst region in Ireland - with 1,657 children waiting over a year. 

Lorraine Dempsey, the interim chief executive of Inclusion Ireland, says the new figures are very concerning. 

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