The HSE and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch TD, are to seek a postponement of action by HIQA which would have a direct impact on the operation of the Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon.
Denis Naughten is calling on the Minister for Health & the Saolta Hospital Group to expand the services currently available at Roscommon Hospital to cater for more patients who need to see a doctor urgently.
“The announcement by Government that the endoscopy unit at Roscommon will only open on a phased basis during 2016 is disappointing” states Denis Naughten TD.
Roscommon A&E needed to take pressure off hospitals
“There has been a 70% increase in the number of patients left on trollies in local emergency departments during the month of August when compared to August 2014” states Denis Naughten TD
HSE management is deliberately undermining the future of the Sacred Heart Hospital by delaying the submission of detailed plans for its upgrade to the Department of Health, according to Denis Naughten TD.
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HIQA demands upgrade or closure
A directive has been issued to the Sacred Heart Hospital in Roscommon Town stating that if it is not included in the upcoming Government investment plan it will be forced to close its doors.
Commenting on the HIQA report on the Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon, local TD Denis Naughten said that “while there is no doubt the building urgently needs significant investment; the care provided in the hospital is second to none”.
Four years after Roscommon closure, Galway A&E still turning patients away – Naughten
Four years after the HSE commenced its plan to close Roscommon A&E, GPs have been advised not to send patients into the emergency department at University Hospital Galway by management at the hospital.
Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 50 jobs in Roscommon Town by Moss Vision stating that “significant work has taken place behind the scenes to secure this project for Roscommon”. “I pointed out to Minister Richard Bruton, on taking office, that he must seek to prioritise securing a tenant for the vacant IDA factory in Roscommon Town. …