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 …

Roscommon urology service will save lives & improve outcome for those with incontinence – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the launch of a plan to improve urology services across the country which was developed in conjunction with Roscommon Hospital. “Roscommon Hospital was the first hospital in Ireland to introduce a rapid result services for patients with symptoms of blood in urine, which in 10% of cases is a sign of cancer,” said Denis …

Naughten supports retention of South Westmeath Hospice service

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has endorsed the local campaign to retain the operation of the existing hospice service at St Vincent’s Hospital, Athlone, pending the establishment of a new service at Clonbrusk. Writing to the Health Minister, Denis Naughten pointed out: “The local community raised €1.9m to build the South Westmeath Hospice on the St Vincent’s Campus and there must …

New consultant starts in Roscommon Hospital – Naughten

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

16 strong new medical team first major investment in Urgent Care Centre since A&E closed   A new full-time permanent Consultant Physician will take up a post at Roscommon University Hospital next Monday as part of a team of 16 additional medical staff being recruited as a result of investment secured in Budget 2018 by Denis Naughten TD. “The €750,000 …

Cork air ambulance responds to 45 emergencies in a month – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Service based in Cork allowing  Athlone service to be available to respond to more local emergencies   The fact that the new air ambulance service based in County Cork has already responded to 45 emergencies in its first 30 days of operation clearly justifies the need for the establishment of the service to take pressure off the air ambulance based …

Local health projects remain on track but funding must be forthcoming to bring them to completion – Naughten

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

    A number of local health projects in Roscommon Town and Ballinasloe are included in the HSE Capital Plan to 2022 but the Government must ensure funding is put in place to complete the projects, local TD Denis Naughten has stated.   “The 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, the Rehab Unit at Roscommon Hospital and the major …