The HSE has not given the health department a report on the needs of children identified in disabilities assessments since 2014 – ALAMY
The HSE’s failure to submit annual reports on the needs of children with disabilities shows they are an “afterthought”, a children’s rights solicitor has said.
In response to a parliamentary question by David Cullinane, Sinn Fein’s health spokesman, the HSE revealed it had not furnished the health department with a report on the needs of children identified in disabilities assessments since 2014.
The HSE cited its “outdated” database used for collating information on the children’s assessments and the recent cyberattack on the health service as dual reasons for the delays.
“The database is 20 years old and has not had the necessary upgrades or technical changes in recent years that are generally required by IT systems to reflect changes in policy, operational practice and user…. Continue reading the original article behind paywall on the The Times.
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