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 …

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 …

Over 1/3rd of long Covid welfare claimants are out of work for over 6 months – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

It has been revealed that 35% of workers in receipt of a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection as a result of being unable to return to work due to long Covid, have been receiving a payment for over sic months, according to Denis Naughten TD. Since the Government first introduced specific payments for private sector employees who …

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

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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 …

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 …

Retrofitting homes would reduce demand on hospitals – Naughten

In Disability, Energy, Health, News, Posts by Topic, Science by Denis Naughten

Prioritising the retrofitting of homes for those with chronic medical conditions would reduce demand on health services and hospital beds, helping to ease pressure particularly during the winter months as we are currently witnessing in our emergency departments across the country, claims Denis Naughten TD.   New research by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, commissioned by the Government, …

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 …

Funding for enhanced GP cover in Ballinasloe and southeast Galway now available

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

Deputy Denis Naughten and Cllr. Evelyn Parsons have received confirmation that the €426,000 approved for the expansion of the WestDoc service in the Ballinasloe & South East Galway area will be immediately made available to this service.   Late last year there was a growing concern that out of hours GP services could be suspended however this was averted after …