Broderick & Naughten welcome progress on Ballygar Cemetery

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Progress on the extension to the cemetery in Ballygar has been welcomed this week by Cllr. Tim Broderick and Denis Naughten TD, who have been working together to advance the issue for over a year. Concern had been raised over the lack of space available in the cemetery with just one plot remaining. While approval has been granted for an …

Save the Sacred Heart Hospital

In Mid-Roscommon, Older People by Denis Naughten

Sign the petition:

“Minister Leo Varadkar: Fund the upgrade of the Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon”

We need to use people power to make sure that the Sacred Heart Hospital gets the investment that it now urgently requires.

Social Welfare withdraws misleading letter encouraging payment of welfare to bank accounts – Naughten

In Older People by Denis Naughten

The issuing of letters to pensioners encouraging them to move their payment to the bank is to be stopped following a case put forward by Denis Naughten TD in the Dáil today (Wednesday) stating that letters issued by the Department of Social Protection were false and misleading. Deputy Naughten pointed out that “banks do not want cash customers and in …

Trollies increase as nursing home waiting list increases by a quarter – Naughten

In Older People by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has stated “is there any wonder that trolley numbers are increasing again” as he revealed that within the last month the number of older persons waiting for a Fair Deal nursing home bed has increased by nearly a quarter. On the 11th December last there were 1,071 people on the national placement list for funding under the Nursing …

60 older people/week added to nursing home waiting list

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

1,500 people languishing on waiting list for over 3 months before approval More than 60 older people a week are being added to an already unacceptable waiting list to access nursing home payments leaving families with a bill of close to €15,000 before the nursing home support scheme kicks in, claims Denis Naughten TD. “Older people are waiting over three …

72% cut to housing adaptation grant schemes in 2 years – Naughten

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Tuesday 12th March 2013   Department of Environment funding for home adaptation grants for older people and for people with disabilities has been cut by 72% in County Roscommon in the last two years, Denis Naughten TD has highlighted.   Councils were notified of their funding last week and the figures show Roscommonhas faced a cut in funding of 72% …

Callous home help cuts yield small saving- Naughten

In Health, Older People by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has called on the HSE to reverse its callous cuts to home help services throughout the country in light of the fact that it has only yielded a paltry €1.3m out of its revised target of €8m after 2 ½ months. With only 6 weeks to go until the end of the financial year, it is …