Long Covid could cripple health service with over 336,000 patients – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat the surge in long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections. Symptoms of long Covid include fatigue and brain fog, which are experienced at least three months after the initial infection for significant periods of time, in some cases over 2 years. Professor Jack Lambert of the …

4,000 people unable to return to work due to long Covid – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

As some long-Covid frontline healthcare staff face first week on welfare   It has been revealed that up to 4,000 people are in receipt of a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection because they are unable to return to work due to long Covid, following an analysis by Denis Naughten TD. “While Government has yet to provide any …

Alexion investment huge vote of confidence in Monksland – Naughten

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

Monkland’s reputation as a biopharma hub growing with new announcement   Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by AstraZeneca that it is to install new drug substance production equipment and warehousing facilities at its Alexion site in Monksland.   “This announcement is a further vote of confidence in the Monksland site which will expand Alexion’s drug substance production …

Construction starts on new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula – Naughten

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

Construction of the new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will commence this week, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “It has taken 4.5 years since I secured a commitment in Government through Project Ireland 2040 for this project, which was delivered upon by then Minister for Health Simon Harris in October 2019,” stated Denis Naughten. “While there is …

Naughten welcomes progress on appointment of Parkinson’s nurse

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed progress on the appointment of Parkinson’s Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Galway University Hospital. Deputy Naughten confirmed of Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist was advertised this week by the HSE and applications will close on 20th June. “This is welcome progress in the recruitment of this important position,” stated Denis Naughten. ENDS.

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

I recently received a query regarding the HSE suopport for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. On foot of that I tabled the following question to the Minister for Health To ask the Minister for Health the reason that the HSE will not approve surgical interventions for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome under the European Union Cross-Border Directive or the treatment abroad scheme; the treatments …

Naughten welcomes plan to recruit Parkinson’s nurse

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation from the HSE that plans to recruit a Parkinson’s Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Galway University Hospital are now at an advanced stage. Deputy Naughten was informed this week that the job specification for the full-time post is now being finalised. The Parkinson’s Advanced Nurse Practitioner post helps patients to manage their illness through making …

20,000 on respiratory waiting lists as Government focuses on “air quality” – Naughten

In Environment, Health, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

  Over 20,000 people are currently awaiting respiratory outpatient appointments with over a quarter of those already waiting more than 18 months at a time when “air quality” are the buzz words being used by Government, Denis Naughten has highlighted. Figures provided to Denis Naughten by the HSE show that 20,632 adults and children are currently on waiting lists for …

Carbon taxes are penalising families not driving climate change

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Jobs by Denis Naughten

The carbon tax is supposed to be an environmental tax to drive behavioural change when it comes to the use of fossil fuels. In such circumstances the most effective tax is the one that brings in little revenue because it is doing what it should do, namely, driving behavioural change. Today, a carbon tax has no impact on behaviour because …