Clamping cars in hospital carparks is immoral – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Pay & display parking must be banned at hospitals   The pay & display car parking and clamping policy at hospitals like James Connolly in Blanchardstown & Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, must be urgently reviewed as patients are being forced to rush out of A&E in fear of being clamped, says Denis Naughten. “While I believe that patients, carers and next …

€500,000 for redevelopment of Rosalie Unit – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Jim Daly that the HSE intends to spend €500,000 on the redevelopment of the Rosalie Unit to cater for new mental health services. “While any investment in mental health services is very welcome, I again reiterated to Minister Daly my disgust with the way the former residents of the Rosalie Unit …

Naughten welcomes funding for Convent grounds in Roscommon Town

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €136,484 to begin the process of redeveloping the Convent grounds in Roscommon Town. This is an ambitious project spearheaded by Roscommon County Council in cooperation with the trustees of the sports complex and grounds which will see the redevelopment of lands to facilitate many sporting organisations throughout County Roscommon. “While we …

Naughten seeks opening of beds in Portiuncula and Roscommon Hospitals

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has contacted the Minister for Health seeking his urgent intervention to fully open 29 beds to help alleviate the current crisis in the Emergency Department of Portiuncula Hospital. Denis Naughten has requested that Minister Harris ensure that the staffing is provided to open two 5 day wards so that they operate on a 7 day basis …

Public urged to use Roscommon Hospital injury unit for quicker treatment – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Fees reduced to help take pressure off overcrowded A&E in Portiuncula & Castlebar    Denis Naughten has urged the public to consider using the local injury unit at Roscommon- where they can be treated within an hour – rather than waiting in overcrowded A&E departments, like Portiuncula & Castlebar.   “Patients should also ask GPs if they can have tests …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Naughten welcomes allocation of €60,000 in outdoor recreation funding

In Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €60,000 for 4 outdoor recreation projects in Mote Park, Castlerea Demesne, Keadue and the National Famine Way. “This funding will improve accessibility to existing public walkways and recreation areas and encourage more people to get out and be active in the community,” said Denis Naughten. “The funding will enhance facilities for …

92% patient satisfaction with Roscommon Hospital shows need to use it more – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Public need to ask ‘can I have that in Roscommon Hospital?’   The 92% satisfaction rating for patients who have been treated in Roscommon Hospital this year clearly shows the need for more patients to use the hospital to access quality medical care much faster than in many other hospitals across the region, says Denis Naughten TD The National Inpatient …