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

In Older People, Roscommon-South Leitrim 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, Roscommon-South Leitrim 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 …

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 …

Naughten seeks funding for urgent housing repair grant applications

In Older People, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Council ceases applications due to lack of funding Local TD Denis Naughten has called for funding to be made available to Roscommon County Council to provide grant aid for urgent housing repairs needed by the elderly or those with disabilities. This follows confirmation to Deputy Naughten that Roscommon County Council has now suspended both its Housing Aid for Older People …

Clonark Garda Station waiting to see the light – Naughten

In News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has been informed by the OPW that Clonark Garda Station will be made available to the Garda authorities as soon as the electricity has been connected, later this month. The plan was that the renovated Garda Station would be available to An Garda Síochána by mid October 2011, but this was now been delayed due to …

Bad maths leaves 1,100 older people waiting for nursing home bed – Naughten

In Health, Older People, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Failure by the HSE and the Department of Health to properly project the demand for nursing home places has lead to a situation where the 1,700 additional places announced last June were taken up within 14 days. The situation has been highlighted by Denis Naughten TD who pointed out: “This gross miscalculation has now resulted in 1,100 older people, many …

Naughten welcomes revamp of disabled permits

In Health, Older People, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed a reform of the disabled driver parking permit scheme which will dramatically reduce the fraudulent use of such permits. The new changes come into law on 1st June and will also increase the size & availability of some disabled parking bays, which will be of benefit to all road users. Not only is the …