HIQA seeking details of ambulance problems locally – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Chief Executive of the Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA), Dr. Tracey Cooper, is seeking details of problems with the ambulance service in County Roscommon on foot of concerns raised by local TD Denis Naughten. At a Health Committee meeting this week with HIQA, Denis Naughten highlighted reports of ambulances being diverted from hospitals while en-route and patients being …

MBNA sale negotiations advance – Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Negotiations regarding the sale of MBNA have continued to advance in recent weeks, Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Jobs. Denis Naughten had questioned Minister Richard Bruton over Government steps to secure the 740 jobs with MBNA in Carrick-on-Shannon. “The Minister has informed me that negotiations regarding the sale of Bank of America’s Irish and UK credit …

Air ambulance must be based in Midlands – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has reiterated his call that any new air ambulance service must be based in the Midlands and not along the coast in either Dublin or Galway. “The Minister for Health is about to decide on who is to operate a new air ambulance service in the coming days and the big fear is that this service …

Quinn school climb-down must include rural schools – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education to back down on plans to reduce supports for DEIS schools but has also called on him to take a similar approach to plans to cut supports to small rural schools. “By 2013 rural schools will need 20 pupils to retain two teachers, 56 pupils to retain …

Roscommon Community Tourism Network free event

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Roscommon tourism and recreational related businesses, events and attractions within County Roscommon are invited to become involved in the inaugural “Showcase Roscommon”, which will for one day promote the wide-ranging and diverse tourism events and attractions available within the County. There is no charge for exhibiting at or visiting this event. It is hoped that as many groups and businesses …

Local health services face additional cuts as merger with Galway continues: Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Merger could result in €800,000 cuts to Roscommon health funding Denis Naughten TD has expressed concerns over the merging of community health services in Roscommon and Galway following the appointment of a new “super-manager” to run all health services in the county, outside of Roscommon County Hospital. This appointment means that Roscommon’s Primary Community and Continuing Care (PCCC) budget will …

Government to consider Wetlands Park to alleviate Shannon flooding: Naughten

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that the Government will consider a proposal to establish a national wetlands park in the North Midlands, which would also alleviate the scale of flooding from the River Shannon. Minister Jimmy Deenihan has agreed to have the proposal evaluated as a result of representations from Denis Naughten. “We are all aware of the …

Local hospitals under threat as Government considers closures – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed surprised at the frank admission by Health Minister James Reilly and HSE Chief Cathal McGee that long stay hospitals for older people will not only see numbers reduced but could in fact be closed to balance the health budget. Such long stay hospitals locally include: St. Patricks Hospital, Carrick on Shannon; Aras Naomh Caoileann, …