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 …

Enough carers suffering from depression to fill Croke Park

In Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

More than 68,000 carers in Ireland suffer from depression, nearly enough people to fill every seat in Croke Park, claims Denis Naughten TD. He told the Dáil last night: “A large proportion of those carers suffer depression as a result of never getting a break and for carers who are providing care seven days a week, 24 hours a day, access …

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 …