HSE facing mounting legal fees as more children with disabilities left waiting for vital assessments

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The HSE is facing mounting legal fees of tens of thousands of euro as more and more children with disabilities are taking it to court after being left waiting for vital assessments.

It comes as it emerged that the overwhelming majority of complaints investigated by the HSE last year related to how long it took to get an assessment of needs.

The HSE has confirmed that of 686 complaints that were investigated last year, “589 of these were in relation to the length of time it is taking to get an assessment of needs”.

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