Naughten disappointed with HSE comments following robust mental health meeting

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has sought a detailed statement from the HSE following last Friday’s meeting on the future of the mental health services in County Roscommon. While the meeting was “robust” and Mr. Tony Canavan, who heads up the local health services, was “left in no doubt about the local feelings with regard to the HSE actions”; there was agreement …

Minister Naughten meets with local nursing representatives

In Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten met with a group of INMO nurses from Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon, outside Leinster House this week, along with INMO General Secretary Liam Doran. The INMO, SIPTU and members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) were staging a protest seeking the restoration of incremental credit for nurses and midwives who graduated between 2011 and 2015. Minister …

Green light for rehab unit good for patients nationwide – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

The decision to proceed with the design and planning for the new rehabilitation unit at Roscommon University Hospital is a positive development for all patients who will rely on rehabilitation services in every corner of Ireland, Minister Denis Naughten has stated. “When complete, this project will take pressure of the National Rehabilitation Hospital and ensure that more patients are treated …

Any threat to future of Portiuncula A&E will not be tolerated – Minister Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has stated that any proposal for the closure of the A&E at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will not be tolerated. “This issue also arose during the talks on the formation of a government and I made it crystal clear that I would not tolerate any proposal to downgrade the A&E at Portiuncula Hospital,” stated Minister Naughten. “I …

Where is the review of Roscommon mental health services asks Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has sought an update from the HSE on the review of mental health services in County Roscommon which it commissioned last year. The review was ordered in part due to serious concerns over the operation of the service raised by Denis Naughten. An independent external team from Northern Ireland sought submission from the public last year …

Naughten delivering improved emergency stroke services

In East Galway, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Both Portiuncula Hospital and Mayo General Hospital are about to get a new 24 hour a day, seven day a week emergency stroke service which will save local lives, according to Denis Naughten TD. Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe and Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar have both taken delivery of new telemedicine stroke machines and staff have now been trained as …

Naughten disappointed at removal of maternity outreach clinic

In Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Independent election candidate Denis Naughten has expressed his disappointment at the removal of maternity outreach services from Roscommon Town. The weekly outreach maternity clinic had been operated by Portiuncula Hospital from the Primary Care Centre in Roscommon Town where expectant mothers could avail of all their antenatal requirements, from booking to delivery. However, news broke recently that this service was …

Cancer does not discriminate by age, neither should medical cards – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Roscommon Galway election candidate Denis Naughten has called for the extension of medical cards to all those diagnosed with cancer, regardless of age. “While I welcome the step previously taken by Minister Varadkar to give all children diagnosed with cancer a medical card, the fact is that cancer does not discriminate by age. Everyone diagnosed with cancer should automatically be …