Rehab project at Roscommon Hospital on hold since 2020 – Naughten

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Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that plans for a regional rehabilitation unit at Roscommon University Hospital have been put on hold since the pandemic in 2020 and won’t be considered again until later in 2023. “This admission by the HSE that it has long-fingered the rehabilitation unit is not the first time this project was delayed,” stated Denis …

€2.5m allocated for walking and cycling infrastructure in Roscommon – Naughten

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Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €2.5m for walking and cycling infrastructure in County Roscommon by the National Transport Authority. Among the areas which will receive funding are projects in Bealnamullia, Lecarrow, Cootehall, Castlerea and Ballinlough. As part of the allocation the Safe Routes to School programme will continue to provide for safer cycling and walking facilities …

Naughten calls on Taoiseach to intervene over capacity at Portiuncula Hospital

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Local TD Denis Naughten has requested that the Taoiseach intervene as a matter of urgency to ensure plans for a new emergency department as well as additional bed capacity at Portiuncula Hospital proceed without further delay.   Speaking in the Dáil today (Wednesday), Denis Naughten told the Taoiseach: “In  June 2020 I wrote to the then Minister for Health, the …

Older people gain access to quicker care as ambulances can now transport patients to Roscommon Hospital – Naughten

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As of 9am today (Monday) ambulances can now bring medical patients who meet agreed clinical criteria directly to Roscommon University Hospital instead. This prevents these patients being taken to an emergency department where they could be left in a parked ambulance and have to wait 24 hours on a trolley before getting a bed, Denis Naughten TD has stated. “The …

Ambulances to transport patients to Roscommon Hospital from Monday – Naughten

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Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation that from next Monday morning ambulances will be allowed to transport non-urgent patients to Roscommon University Hospital’s urgent care centre to help ease overcrowding in Emergency Departments across the region. “A protocol has now been agreed between the National Ambulance Service and the HSE to transfer patients to Roscommon University Hospital from next …

Public urged to use Roscommon Hospital injury unit for quicker treatment – Naughten

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Denis Naughten has urged the public to consider using the local injury unit at Roscommon Hospital rather than waiting in overcrowded A&E departments, like Portiuncula & Castlebar.   “Patients should also ask GPs if they can have tests or x-rays in Roscommon Hospital rather than spending hours in an emergency department waiting to see a doctor before accessing x-rays or …

Ambulances should transport non-urgent patients to Roscommon Hospital – Naughten

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Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the HSE and Minister for Health to allow ambulances to transport non-urgent patients to Roscommon University Hospital’s urgent care centre to help ease overcrowding in Emergency Departments across the region. “Protocol has already been agreed between the National Ambulance Service and the HSE to transfer patients to Ennis General Hospital from next Monday …

€169m EU fund for Midland’s welcome but it must deliver sustainable jobs – Naughten 

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Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of a €169m EU Just Transition Fund for the Midland Counties but cautioned that it is “vital that this funding delivers long term sustainable jobs across the region to replace the jobs lost in both the ESB and Bord na Mona”.   “The closure of the two power stations in Lanesboro and …

Naughten seeks additional morning and evening rail services between County Roscommon & Dublin

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  Local TD Denis Naughten has called for additional rail service to and from Westport/Dublin each morning and evening by connecting with the Dublin/Galway rail service in Athlone. This would involve one additional set of rail carriages on the Athlone to Westport line with an additional 7.30am service from Castlerea and 7.50am from Roscommon to Dublin arriving at 9.50am in …

Fáilte Ireland looks to develop cruise hire business on Shannon – Naughten

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Positive news on the tourism front with Fáilte Ireland planning to revitalise cruise tourism in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD.   “Building on the recent interest shown by domestic visitors in hiring cruisers on the River Shannon, Fáilte Ireland has initiated a study to examine how the sector can be developed and revitalised within Ireland’s …