Health Minister’s summit on Covid measures at Portiuncula – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from Minister of State at the Department of Health, Anne Rabbitte TD, that she is meeting with senior Health Minister Stephen Donnelly next week on the provision of two modular units at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe to address the reduction in bed numbers as a result of Covid-19. “The Minister provided confirmation of the face-to-face meeting on …

Where is ‘Be On Call For Ireland’ as nursing home left without staff?

In East Galway, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Urgent action needed to protect nursing home residents – Naughten   Denis Naughten TD has called for clarity on staff available under the Be On Call For Ireland initiative to deal with a crisis situation has arisen in a nursing home in the West of Ireland, which has had just three staff running the facility for the last three days. …

Naughten confirms additional bed capacity for Portiuncula Hospital

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation that additional bed capacity is to be provided at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, after he raised the issue directly with the Minister for Health. “I raised the issue of the very serious overcrowding at Portiuncula Hospital both with Minister Donnelly and with his predecessor Minister Harris,” stated Denis Naughten. It has now been confirmed to …

Ballinasloe Swimming Pool

In Blog, East Galway, Families, Health, Infrastructure, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

This is an issue that I’m working very closely on with local Councillors Tim Broderick & Evelyn Parsons who are determined, as am I, to ensure that our local pool in Ballinasloe remains open to the public, subject of course to public health guidance.   I know that the local Councillors have been engaging directly with Galway County Council on this …

Rural Ballinasloe & South Roscommon to have 500mbps broadband by Easter – Naughten

In East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland expects to have fibre optic broadband available to rural homes in Ballinasloe and South Roscommon by Easter next says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. The sub-contractors for National Broadband Ireland have completed the mapping work for the areas around the town of Ballinasloe such as Taughmaconnell, Ballydangan, Creagh, Moore, Clonfad, Kilconnell, …

€70,000 in Covid support funding for local groups – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Chairperson of the Dáil Committee on Community & Rural Affairs, Denis Naughten TD, has confirmed the allocation of €70,000 to support three local voluntary organisations to cope with the impact of Covid-19. The three services are: Elphin Social Services which is to receive €25,303; Ballinasloe Social Services which is to receive €25,374 to support its work with older people, especially …

Portiuncula CAT Scan broken for 144 hours but won’t be replaced until 2022 – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Saolta Hospital Group has admitted that the CT Scanner (CAT Scan) at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, has been out of action for 144 hours this month (September) and despite this being the 10th time it has broken down over the last 18 months it won’t be replaced until 2022, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. “The admission that this scanner will …

Ground works for Portiuncula 50 bed ward block to take until next May – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

HSE expect construction to start mid 2021   Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Health that the ground works at Portiuncula Hospital, in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, will take nine months to complete with an expected finish date of 25th May 2021. “The enabling works are required in advance …

Enterprise Committee ignored Tánaiste request to consider Aptar jobs – Naughten

In East Galway, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has said he is “deeply disappointed” that the Western Region Enterprise Committee failed to specifically consider the pending job losses at Aptar in Ballinasloe, despite a specific request to do so by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. “In June I asked the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD to bring together all the State …

Communities asked to support Greenway through ‘hidden’ East Galway

In East Galway, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Independent representatives Sean Canney TD, Denis Naughten TD, Cllr Tim Broderick, Cllr Gabe Connolly & Cllr Evelyn Parsons are calling on local communities to make a submission on the new Athlone to Galway greenway, seeking a route from Athlone and Ballinasloe through to Athenry and on to Galway City. The advantage of taking such a route is the substantial …