New air ambulance service set for lift-off – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Service based in Cork will allow Athlone service to respond to more local emergencies  Confirmation that a contract has now been signed for the operation of a second air ambulance base in County Cork which will take pressure off the air ambulance based in Athlone, has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD. The local TD had a commitment to establish …

Naughten seeks Dáil suspension to reverse slashing of home help hours

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has submitted a request to the Ceann Comhairle to suspend Dáil Éireann on Tuesday next to ensure a reversal of the decision by the HSE to slash the allocation of home help hours to those caring for older people and the disabled. “This action by the HSE undermines the Programme for Government, its own Service Plan for …

Consultants interviewed for Roscommon Hospital jobs – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

New medical team will keep older people out of hospital & nursing homes   Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Saolta Hospital Group is in the process of holding interviews for additional consultants at Roscommon Hospital, as a result of the investment he secured for the hospital in Budget 2018. One of the positions is a new full-time …

Cash grants for schools, playgrounds and community wellbeing

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

I’m encouraging local community groups to work with both Roscommon & Galway County Council’s on proposals for grants that support projects in rural areas. CLÁR programme has just been launched and it provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The kind of projects being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme …

2nd air ambulance service set for take-off – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation that a final proposal for the establishment of a second air ambulance, which will take pressure off the air ambulance based in Athlone, is ready for approval by the Minister for Health. “At present Ireland has one dedicated air ambulance based at Custume Barracks in Athlone, and the development of a second …

Portiuncula extension awaiting green light from Health Minister – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from the HSE that the 50 bed ward block project at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, is ready to proceed and is now with the HSE and Minister for Health for the funding approval for the project. “The commitment by Government to the Portiuncula development is clearly set out in Project Ireland 2040 and I …

Naughten calls for Programme for Government review to unlock nursing dispute impasse

In Health, Local Issues, News, Video by Denis Naughten

I’ve called for a review of the role of nurses work in our hospitals to help unlock nursing dispute impasse I have been speaking directly to nursing staff outside both Portiuncula & Roscommon Hospitals  and they all want to be caring for patients not picketing. There is a commitment in the  Programme for Government which I believe can provide the …

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€258,00 for 9 local sports projects, with further funding to come – Naughten

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €258,000 to 9 local sporting organisations in Roscommon & East Galway stating that “this investment will improve local sports facilities and ensure far greater levels of participation in sport”.   The grants announced today by Minister Shane Ross represent the first set of allocations under the 2018 round of the Sports …