Naughten re-affirms commitment to Portiuncula Hospital

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten today (Monday) reiterated Fine Gael’s commitment on the future of small hospitals when interviewed on RTE1’s ‘Campaign Daily’. He confirmed that Fine Gael is committed to both retaining and developing services in small hospitals such as Portiuncula and Roscommon Hospitals “Under our proposals the future of services at Portiuncula Hospital will be determined locally. This will see a …

National wetlands park would alleviate Shannon flooding – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Leitrim, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The establishment of a national wetlands park would alleviate flooding from the River Shannon and offer hope to communities in the catchment of the river basin, according to Fine Gael’s Denis Naughten. “It is now well over 12 months since communities along the Shannon suffered devastating flooding yet few people in the catchment area are confident that the same situation …

Election is a referendum on Portiuncula Hospital – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The general election has been described as a referendum on the future of Portiuncula Hospital by Fine Gael’s Denis Naughten. He was speaking following Micheal Martin’s confirmation that the reconfiguration of services by the HSE involving Portiuncula Hospital “isn’t over” and must be allowed to “take its course”. “This election is a referendum on the hospital. If people want the …

Naughten welcome progress on Bealnamullia school

In Education, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Design team sought for 16 Class room school at Cloonakilla NS Progress on the development of a new 16 classroom school at Cloonakilla NS, Bealnamullia has been welcomed by Denis Naughten. Tenders have been sought for the appointment of a design team for the new school to be located on a two acre site beside the existing school. The closing …

Plan to close Roscommon A&E unacceptable – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, Roscommon-South Leitrim, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The disclosure of plans by the HSE to reduce the A&E at Roscommon County Hospital to an 8am to 8pm service is “totally unacceptable & will put local lives at risk” clams Denis Naughten This plan is to be adopted by the HSE, with the approval of Government, by the end of the year, and implemented from 1st July next. …

Naughten seeks community apology on foot of Child Care Report

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, Roscommon-South Leitrim, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Government to direct the HSE to issue an apology to those in the community who brought concerns over the care of the children at the centre of the Roscommon Child Care Case to the attention of the authorities. “The impression had been given at the time of the original court cases that the local …

Speech by Denis Naughten TD during Dáil Statements on Roscommon Child Care Inquiry Report

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, Roscommon-South Leitrim, South Leitrim, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

As a local TD I am deeply concerned by this case and appalled that the abuse could have continued for so long without appropriate action by the authorities. But this is first and foremost a tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers must be with the children who lost the opportunity to grow up in a loving home. We must ensure …

Roscommon Hospital can help deal with cancer test delays– Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, Roscommon-South Leitrim, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten yesterday highlighted the potential which Roscommon Hospital has to deal with the current backlog of people waiting for colonoscopy tests for suspected bowel cancer. Speaking at a Dáil Committee yesterday Denis Naughten revealed that there has been a 52% increase in the number of people waiting more than 3 months for this vital cancer test, yet Roscommon County …