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

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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 …

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 …

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

In Environment, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  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 …

Just 1 in 90 vacant homes available to rent in the middle of housing emergency – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has told the Dáil that there is a fundamental flaw in our housing policy when there are 90,000 empty homes across the country in the middle of a housing crisis yet there are just 1,043 available to rent according to daft.ie. Using his constituency of Roscommon Galway as an example he pointed out: “County Roscommon has 4,090 vacant …

Record €4m allocated to 54 local sports projects – Naughten

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Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €4,050,393 to 54 local sporting organisations across County Roscommon & East Galway stating “this investment will improve local sports facilities and ensure far greater levels of participation in sport”. “This is a historic allocation of funding under the Sports Capital Programme to Roscommon and East Galway and comes on top of …

Council to provide disabled parking at Castlerea Post Office – Naughten

In Disability, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has received written confirmation from Roscommon County Council that it is to provide a disabled parking bay for people accessing the post office on Barrack Street in Castlerea. Denis Naughten has been in contact with the County Council area office after he was contacted by a number of local people using the post office who …