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 …

Minister Naughten raises concerns over mental health review delays

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that he has raised his concerns at Cabinet over ongoing delays surrounding the publication of the review of the Roscommon Mental Health Services. This follows news that the publication of the review has once again been delayed and is now not expected to be made available to relevant stakeholders until the end of August. …

Naughten confirms Government’s plan to deliver more affordable childcare this September

In Featured, Health, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that childcare will become more affordable from this September for parents across Roscommon-Galway. The Cabinet agreed its plans to make childcare more affordable from September using the additional €19m of childcare funding agreed in Budget 2017. Minister Naughten confirmed that his government colleague the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone secured Cabinet approval for a …