Roscommon Hospital treating half number of patients as when A&E open

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The number of patients treated at Roscommon Hospital has collapsed since the closure of the A&E Department in 2011, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “A basic analysis of the figures by the HSE itself shows that 10,246 less patients were treated in Roscommon County Hospital in 2013 compared to 2010, the last full year the A&E Department was in …

Hospital death “alarm” going off for 2 ½ years – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

HSE admits that it failed to act on death rate report for over 30 months Denis Naughten TD has described as “outrageous” the admission by the HSE that while actions were taken immediately to close Roscommon A&E department, it sat on the rest of the hospital death rate report for a further 30 months. Last month, the Chief Medical Officer …

Naughten seeks clarity on future of Portiuncula maternity services

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Tuesday 18th February 2014 Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Health to clarify the position regarding the future of maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. This comes in the wake of claims that a review into maternity services in the West/Northwest Hospitals Group will recommend the closure of three maternity units across the region with only units at Galway …

Naughten welcomes job boost for Monksland

In Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Alexion Pharma Ireland that it is to create 40 new jobs in an existing building adjoining Alkermes Pharmaceuticals in Monksland, Athlone. This announcement comes on top on the imminent commencement of construction of a new pharmaceutical plant by Jazz Pharma on a 17 acre site in Monksland, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, which …

HSE spending €24m while decommissioning €8m facilities – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The urgent need for a review of the mental health services in Galway/Roscommon and its catchment has been raised in the Dáil by Denis Naughten TD. He made the call following the revelation that the HSE is planning to spend in excess of €24m on new facilities while decommissioning or demolishing facilities that had cost €8m to establish. “It is …

Naughten to question Agriculture Minister on local office closure

In Agriculture, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten will again question Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney on the planned closure of the public desk at the Department of Agriculture offices in Roscommon Town. “This decision will have a detrimental effect on farmers throughout the region who are not computer literate and will now have to try to deal with sometimes very complex issues over the …

Justice Minister considering Fr. Molloy report – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Press release Monday 30th September 2013   Justice Minister considering Fr. Molloy report – Naughten   Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Justice Minister Alan Shatter that he is currently reviewing the Garda report into the death of Fr. Niall Molloy.   Denis Naughten raised the issue in the Dáil last week where he called on the Justice …

Clonown receives €154k for community pitch – Naughten

In Local Issues, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €150,000 by LEADER for the development of a community park in the village of Clonown. Today (Monday) the Department of the Environment sanctioned the allocation of €154,186.83 in LEADER rural development funding by Roscommon LEADER Partnership to Clonown Community Site Project committee. “This project was spearheaded by the local community …

Just 2 weeks to SUSI deadline – Naughten

In Education, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Tuesday 16th July 2013 Just 2 weeks to SUSI deadline – Naughten Local TD Denis Naughten has reminded local students that there is now just over two weeks left during which to apply for a higher education grant for the 2013/2014 academic year. “The closing date this year is a month earlier to facilitate earlier application and decision making and …

Naughten raises Athlone job losses in Dáil

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD, Denis Naughten questioned Minister Richard Bruton in the Dáil this week on steps being taken to address the loss of up to 230 staff in two important local employers, Alkermes and Covidien. “The job losses at these two plants not only have a direct impact on staff and their families but will also take approximately €8m from …