New ambulance base in Tuam exposes need for West Roscommon

In Health, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called for immediate action to address the lack of proper ambulance cover in West Roscommon, pointing out that it is now the only area in the West of Ireland which is an ambulance blackspot. While welcoming the commencement of construction of the ambulance base in Tuam, which will service areas of west Roscommon like Cloonfad …

Shame as cancer and heart patients to pay for Portiuncula underfunding

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the decision by the HSE to force the closure of the chemotherapy and warfarin clinics at Portiuncula Hospital to subsidise underfunding at the hospital as “shameful”. “Under a new ‘cost saving’ plan, cancer patients will now have to face the war zone which is University Hospital Galway to receive treatment. So as well as …

Clonark Garda Station waiting to see the light – Naughten

In News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has been informed by the OPW that Clonark Garda Station will be made available to the Garda authorities as soon as the electricity has been connected, later this month. The plan was that the renovated Garda Station would be available to An Garda Síochána by mid October 2011, but this was now been delayed due to …

Local initiative rewarded with opening of Scoil Mhuire €1/4m extension – Naughten

In Education, Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has commended the initiative of the school principal and board of management of Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon town which lead to the construction of permanent classrooms rather than the purchase of a prefab. The school had originally been approved funding from the Department of Education which would see prefabs remain part of the school …

Bowel cancer screening programme for Roscommon postponed – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The bowel cancer screening programme due to commence next January and which included Roscommon County Hospital as a centre for the service has been postponed for at least six months, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “Last July when the Government closed our A&E we were promised that Roscommon County Hospital would become a centre of excellence for bowel cancer …

Funding for Roscommon pool welcome – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Investment is boost for local tourism Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €367,000 for Roscommon swimming pool pointing out that “it will improve accessibility to the pool for people with a disability”. “The funding will be of benefit to people with mobility difficulties, the elderly and local organisations such as the Brothers of Charity and the Resource …

Funding for Athlone pool welcome – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Investment is boost for local tourism Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding for the swimming pool at Athlone Regional Sports stating that “it will improve accessibility to the pool for people with a disability”. “The funding will be of benefit to people with mobility difficulties, the elderly and local organisations such as the St. Hilda’s Services,” …

One additional paramedic not good enough – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The disclosure by the HSE that only one additional advanced paramedic has been appointed to the ambulance service following the closure of the A&E department at Roscommon County Hospital has been described as totally unacceptable by Denis Naughten TD. “At the time of the closure of Roscommon County Hospital both the HSE and Department of Health gave clear commitments to …