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Government funding for defibrillators and first responders that will save lives – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that over €42,000 has been allocated by Government for vital life-saving equipment for first responders and voluntary groups in County Roscommon under the CLÁR programme. “Roscommon Civil Defence, which is one of the most active units in the country, has received €25,778 to support volunteer members in their work as they continue to provide …

Parents shouldn’t have been forced to wait years for answers – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has reiterated his belief that parents deserved answers at the time of serious incidents involving their babies at Portiuncula Hospital rather than waiting years for inquiries to be completed. This follows a Dáil debate last week on the publication of the External Independent Clinical Review of Maternity Services at Portiuncula University Hospital. “My thoughts remain with the …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new Radon Testing for homes in high risk areas

In Families, Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced that approximately 1,400 homes in the West and Mid-West of the country will be tested for radon levels and from today (30th April) those householders will be contacted by the Environmental Protection Agency inviting them to take part in the test. Minister Naughten is providing €70,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake …

Minister Naughten launches innovative project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ Survey on future use of St. Brigid’s Hospital site

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced a new project he is embarking on – ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ – which aims to stimulate debate on the future of the site. “St Brigid’s Hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and I am currently embarking on a project – with the assistance of the public – which aims to explore potential new …

A&E Overcrowding, a different perspective

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

It’s time to take a new approach to fixing the overcrowding problem in our emergency departments. Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. Is this what we are doing within our health service? The more beds we provide in our hospitals, the more that will be filled. I …

HSE service plan confirms extension of Roscommon Hospital MAU hours – Minister Naughten

In Featured, Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the extension of opening hours at the Medical Assessment Unit at Roscommon Hospital will be contained in the HSE’s Service Plan for 2018, which is to be published this week Minister Naughten had sought the expansion of the services currently available at Roscommon Hospital to cater for more patients who need to see a …

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115 Youth Groups in Roscommon-Galway receive €400,000 for new equipment

In Health, Young People by Denis Naughten

Image shows Minister Denis Naughten with Tom Madden of Moore Foroige Club who are receiving €4,513 Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that more than 115 community youth groups across Roscommon-Galway have been allocated approximately €400,000 under an equipment fund for volunteer led community youth groups set up by his Independent Cabinet …

Naughten confirms Cabinet approval to extend maternity benefit to mothers of premature babies

In Families, Featured, Health, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the Government has this morning (Tuesday) approved an extension of maternity leave and maternity benefit to mothers of premature babies. The Government approved the measures at its weekly Cabinet meeting as part of discussions on the Social Welfare Bill 2017. “This means a mother of a premature baby is entitled to receive an extra …

Major success for Naughten as he confirms MAU hours to be extended at Roscommon Hospital

In Featured, Health by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has announced the extension of opening hours at the Medical Assessment Unit at Roscommon Hospital in a move that will see increased numbers of patients treated at the hospital while also relieving pressure on surrounding A&E departments. The MAU currently opens from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and Minister Naughten had committed to securing the extended …

Naughten confirms Government extends maternity benefit to mothers of pre-mature babies

In Featured, Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten confirms the Government is extending maternity leave and benefit to mothers of pre-mature babies. Under the plan a mother would be entitled to receive an extra period of maternity leave and benefit in addition to the current statutory 26 weeks of paid maternity leave. “The extended period of benefit would be equivalent to the duration between …