Public urged to use hospital injury units for quicker treatment – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

 Fees reduced to help take pressure off overcrowded A&E departments    Denis Naughten has urged the public to consider using local injury units – where they can be treated within an hour – rather than waiting in overcrowded A&E departments.   “Patients should also ask GPs if they can have tests or x-rays in the smaller hospitals rather than spending …

€185,000 for improvements to local community facilities

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €187,275 by Minister Michael Ring to 50 community facilities throughout County Roscommon & East Galway.   The funding has been provided to help community groups with the purchase of equipment and the upgrade to community facilities to increase their use by local groups   The funding allocated to County Roscommon includes …

6 Dáil questions over eleven months before excessive carcass trimming factory named – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said it is totally unacceptable that it took 11 months for the Department of Agriculture to name Kavanagh Meats of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, for breach of the regulations of excessive beef carcass trimming. “Since last January I have been questioning the Minister for Agriculture in Dáil Eireann to release the names of meat plants in breach …

Minister Zappone approves funding to assist with childcare insurance costs

In Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

In recognition of a difficult year for childcare providers Minister Zappone has informed me that she has now approved a once off Programme Support payment which will be made available in the coming days averaging €1,500 per provider.   This funding is in response to the sharp rise in insurance costs.   I’ve recently received a number of representations regarding …

Portiuncula tender documents to be issued in early New Year – Naughten

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

Tender documents for enabling works at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, are to be issued to the short-listed contractors in early January, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The enabling works are required in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, a commitment which I secured from Government in Project Ireland 2040, and which was delivered upon by Minister …

€137,000 to address flooding on Drum Road– Naughten

In Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €108,000 from Minister Boxer Moran towards the cost of addressing an ongoing flooding problem on the Drum Road, at Crancam. The total cost of works, which will be completed by Roscommon County Council is €137,000. These works will address the risk of flooding to homes as well as a serious traffic …

Naughten secures 25% cut to hospital injury units charges

In Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has just received confirmation that the charge for people attending hospital injury units across the country is to be cut from €100 to €75 in the coming days on foot of a proposal the Roscommon Galway TD put forward last month. Denis Naughten proposed in the Dáil that in order to better utilise injury units in hospitals which …

€500,000 to enhance Athlone Castle – Naughten

In News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local towns in Hidden Heartlands secure €2m   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 to improve access to Athlone Castle from the town bridge, develop improved information for tourists and provide an outdoor performance space. The funding, which has been secured from Failte Ireland by Westmeath County Council, is one of 4 local projects which will …

Local social enterprises secure €42,000 – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €42,200 for a number of social enterprises across County Roscommon & East Galway which will allow to invest in a range of areas including the purchase of new kitchen equipment, computers, training material, or carry out minor refurbishments. The largest grant allocated to the area is for €15,000 which is going …

Medical disclosure law will take more cases out of court system – Naughten

In Families, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication today of the new Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019  which will provide patients with information on serious medical incidents by health professionals. “This new law has the potential to take cases out of the legal system altogether” explained Denis Naughten. “The new Bill is based on the principals of a Bill I …