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 …

New back up air ambulance service for Roscommon Town – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that a new back-up air ambulance service is to be based beside Roscommon University Hospital from next week. The service, which is to act as a back-up service to the Air Corps to facilitate training of its staff, will see Irish Community Rapid Response base an air ambulance helicopter beside Roscommon University Hospital for 4 …

Nearly €1m for 31 local sports projects – Naughten

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €930,751 to 31 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”. Among the Roscommon allocations is €73,377 for Elphin GAA club, €55,832 for St Aidan’s GAA Football Club, €52,779 for St Dominic’s Park …

Update on Cuisle Holiday Resort closure

In Blog, Health, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Today in Dáil Eireann with my fellow TDs, we refuted some of the ‘claims’ made by the Irish Wheelchair Association. Prior to the debate all the Oireachtas members from County Roscommon had a meeting with Minister Finian McGrath TD. We outlined our concerns and the unanimous request that the Irish Wheelchair Association postpone any decision for 12 months. Minister McGrath …

VAT exemption for food supplements

In Health, News, Video by Denis Naughten

The Finance Minister has stated that he must introduce a VAT rate for food supplements because they are not foods: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/question/2019-11-05/132/#pq_132 At the Finance Committee, I’ve questioned that argument

New funds to enhance Roscommon urology service – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding to expand the newly developed urology service across Roscommon and East Galway, a move which will see patients diagnosed and treated quicker than in the past. Following the development of a new rapid access and treatment urology service at Roscommon Hospital for those with blood in urine and for incontinence, …

Portiuncula to spearhead new heart failure service – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of a new heart failure service for Portiuncula Hospital which will see patients diagnosed and treated quicker than in the past. Working with local GPs the new pilot service funded by the Minister for Health will see more patients treated locally by GPs with the support of the medical team at Portiuncula …