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 …

Naughten highlights staffing crisis at Elphin Day Care Centre

In East-Roscommon, Health, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has received an assurance from the Justice Minister that he will seek to avert a serious staffing crisis at Elphin Day Care Centre, caused by delays in processing applications for Garda Clearance. Denis Naughten raised the matter with the Justice Minister, Dermot Ahern TD on the floor of the Dáil last week where he highlighted the fact that …