Unacceptable delay to Portiuncula investigation – Naughten

In East Galway, Health by Denis Naughten

Parents deserve truth now not next year! The disclosure today that the Portiuncula Hospital maternity inquiry has been delayed until the end of the year has been branded as “unacceptable” by local TD, Denis Naughten. “This issue has now been ongoing within the Saolta Group for nearly 12 months, yet parents first found out about concerns through the media, earlier this …

Naughten welcomes funding for Caltra Playschool

In East Galway, Families by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the approval of Government funding for development works by Caltra Community Playgroup

“The playgroup had applied for funding to upgrade the playschool facilities and provide a modern community playschool that will not only meet the existing demands but the future needs of parents and young children”.

28% of all birth incidents in Saolta hospitals – Naughten

In East Galway, Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has today (Wednesday) called on the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, to ensure that the inquiry at Portiuncula Hospital is extended following the disclosure that 28% of all birth specific maternity incidents nationally, happened in the 5 maternity hospitals in the West/North West Hospital Group.

Irish Water must fast track Ballinasloe street works – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has called on Irish Water to “fast track the pipe upgrade works for the Town of Ballinasloe” after the disclosure that it could be August 2016 before these works are completed.

“If it were to take 18 months to complete these works, it would delay plans to resurface the streets as well as limiting access to shops in the town itself”

Extension of Portiuncula Inquiry welcomed – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the extension of the Portiuncula Hospital inquiry to cover concerns raised by parents with regard to births at the hospital prior to 2014. “I believe it is imperative that all issues of concern raised by parents are enquired into as part of this review by Professor James Walker, from the Department of Obstetrics and …

Portiuncula investigation must be independent & seen to be so – Naughten

In East Galway, Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD, has welcomed the announcement of an independent investigation into baby deaths, and a spike in the number of babies born in Portiuncula Hospital, where there was evidence of oxygen deprivation during delivery. However, Deputy Naughten stated that he was disappointed that the parents of the babies involved, are finding out about the inquiry through the media & …