Callous home help cuts yield small saving- Naughten

In Health, Older People by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has called on the HSE to reverse its callous cuts to home help services throughout the country in light of the fact that it has only yielded a paltry €1.3m out of its revised target of €8m after 2 ½ months. With only 6 weeks to go until the end of the financial year, it is …

Health Committee to seek information from HSE on pregnancy counselling services allegations- Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

“At its meeting this week, the Joint Committee on Health and Children considered the matter of recent allegations printed in a national newspaper concerning services at HSE funded pregnancy counselling services” said Denis Naughten TD. As a member of the Health Committee, I along with others, agreed as a Committee to write to the HSE requesting the following information as …

Letter to Minister James Reilly

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

  Dear Minister Reilly,   Further to your parliamentary reply of the 3rd of October (below), I am writing to you to request that the current vaccines on the board of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service be filled as a matter of urgency. As a frequent blood donor myself I am as aware of the demand for blood and blood …

Naughten welcomes Minister’s admission that local health services are inadequate

In Health, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Health Minister James Reilly’s recent admission that investment is needed in local health facilities in County Roscommon following the closure of the Accident and Emergency Department at Roscommon County Hospital has been welcomed by local TD, Denis Naughten. “This is the first public admission by the Minister for Health that there was no forward planning in advance of the closure …

Naughten welcomes development of new x-ray system at Roscommon Hospital

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local TD and Health Campaigner Denis Naughten has welcomed the roll out of a new state of the art x-ray system at Roscommon County Hospital. The new system will allow the results of x-rays to be read by consultants at other hospitals like University Hospital Galway. Rather than queuing for hours in many of the busy A&E departments, patients can …

Monksland Primary Care Centre to open within weeks – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has been informed by the HSE that it expects to open the new state of the art primary health care centre on the Tuam Road, Monksland this October. The facility will house the South Roscommon Primary Care Team providing accommodation for GPs, physiotherapy services, speech and language therapy, dental care, social work, mental health and other …

Naughten calls for emergency Dáil committee meeting

In Health by Denis Naughten

Home help to be slashed by 16 hours every minute, as care packages fact a 50% cut. Member of the Joint Committee on Health and Children, Denis Naughten TD, has written to the Chairman of the Committee calling for an emergency meeting to discuss the announced cuts. According to Denis Naughten, home help co-ordinators throughout the Country have to slash …

Letter to Committee Chairman

In Health by Denis Naughten

Dear Chairman, As I am sure you are aware the recent cuts announced by the Department of Health have been met with considerable outrage throughout the country. While I welcome the announcement regarding the reassessment of the cuts to personal assistant services, the remaining measures will have a monumental impact on thousands of highly vulnerable people. In particular I would …

Recruitment freeze to hit Roscommon Hospital services

In Health by Denis Naughten

  Announced with great fanfare less than 2 weeks ago, the expanded endoscopy service at Roscommon County Hospital has now been hit by a new staff recruitment ban announced by the HSE claims local TD, Denis Naughten.   “Even though we are told that the Roscommon/Galway hospital group is outside the remit of the HSE, it seems when it comes …