Rosalie Unit

In Blog by Denis Naughten

This evening, there is a public meeting in Castlerea, regarding the closure of the Rosalie, long stay unit which was to be developed into a Alzheimers/dementia unit for older people in  the West Roscommon/North Galway area .

What is really frustrating, is the fact that neither the families nor the public are being told what exactly is happening.

On the 22nd of April I questioned the Health Minister in the Dáil on the plans for the Rosalie Unit. See here:
Even though I had given notice and had raised the issue in the Dáil previously, the Minister said that he could not give an answer, because he did not have the information.

I asked him to come back to me, but a month later, I’d no response. So I wrote to him, but I’m still waiting.

How much notice is needed for families to get a straight answer to a straight question?


Read the full debate here:


Here is a copy of my letter to Minister Varadkar
Letter to Minister

Here is a copy of the letter I received from the HSE of 15th April

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Here is a copy of the letter I received from  HSE of 18th May

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I’ve also put a number of questions to the A/Regional Manager Bernard Gloster
Communication with B Gloster

Denis Naughten TD