Scanner broken at Portiuncula Hospital for over two years as patients continued to be added to waiting list – Naughten

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

Bone density scans have been suspended in Portiuncula Hospital for over two years and will not recommence until the broken scanner is replaced next month, Denis Naughten TD has revealed.   Almost 1,000 people are now on the waiting list for a bone density scan at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe with just 90 people referred to other hospitals for scans …

New Army HQ should be based in Athlone – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Tánaiste to designate Custume Barracks in Athlone as the location for the proposed new Army Headquarters, as recommended by the Commission on the Defence Forces. Addressing the issue in the Dáil, Denis Naughten pointed out that when the report was published 12 months ago it recommended the urgent restructuring of the Army …

Rehab project at Roscommon Hospital on hold since 2020 – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

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

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

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

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

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

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

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

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

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

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

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 …

Enhanced GP cover in Ballinasloe & Southeast Galway from Monday – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has received confirmation that the expanded WestDoc service in the Ballinasloe & Southeast Galway area will be operational from Monday next, 16th January, following the conclusion of discussions with local GPs.   From that date WestDoc will provide support to local GP services at the Dunlo Medical Centre and Marina House Medical Centre in Ballinasloe as well …

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

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

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 …