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

In Health 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 …

Vote to support Portiuncula – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on local people to support the retention of both emergency and maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital in the forthcoming general election. Denis Naughten is the only candidate who publicly defended both the maternity and mental health services in Ballinasloe when management wanted to shut them down. He referred to the review of maternity services at the …

Roscommon Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre must treat more patients – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Health and 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. “Things have gone so bad in many of the major A&E departments that patients, particularly older people, are postponing getting medical treatment until their GP …

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Naughten uses election literature to save lives and reduce crime

In Featured, Health, Older People by Denis Naughten

Roscommon Galway candidate sends safety card to homes to improve security and ambulance response One candidate in the upcoming general election has decided to put his money where his mouth is and instead of promoting himself has decided to provide each home in his constituency with a card that will help to save lives and reduce crime, particularly against older people. …

Ambulance service: a lot done but much more to do – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten has acknowledged that the ambulance service in the West has improved as a direct result of his efforts over the last Dáil term, but has also stated “there is still a long way to go to have a service that can meet the needs of rural communities”. “Long before the closure of Roscommon’s A&E, I had campaigned …

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NCT for cars, why not for people? asks Naughten

In Featured, Health by Denis Naughten

Prevention must become buzz word for reformed health system. Reform of the health system must include a shift in focus to prevention rather than cure and must break the cycle of focusing health resources solely on those who are already sick, Denis Naughten has stated. “How come we have an NCT for cars, but not for people?” asks the independent …

Naughten reiterates commitment to fight for reinstatement of emergency services

In Featured, Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has reiterated his commitment to continue to fight to secure the reinstatement of emergency services at Roscommon Hospital in light of what he has described as “negative and misleading campaigning”. “I have proven my commitment to Roscommon Hospital and, in particular, to emergency services at the hospital and I will continue, if re-elected, to work as an Independent …

Westdoc service returned – Naughten

In Featured, Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Roscommon Galway Independent election candidate Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by Westdoc to stop Roscommon Town based doctors travelling 70km to cover the Loughrea and Craughwell areas of Co. Galway. As a direct result of the objections raised by Denis Naughten, the out of hours GP service has decided to leave the Roscommon Town based doctor, who provides cover …

Loughglynn gets “band-aid” ambulance service – Naughten

In Health, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the new ambulance service that is to be introduced from 1st February in Loughglynn as nothing more than a “political band-aid”. “What is to be introduced from 1st February, to serve West Roscommon and East Mayo, is a ‘borrowed’ ambulance from Roscommon Town, which when available will spend most of its time operating in …