No funding commitment to staff ambulance bases – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Press release Monday 2nd December 2013 The HSE has failed to provide a commitment that funding will be made available next year to adequately staff the ambulance base in Loughglynn or those in Tuam and Mulranny, which will have a direct impact on the delivery of emergency services locally according to Denis Naughten TD. A formal submission was made to the …

Urgent action needed to address spiralling cost of health insurance

In Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has published proposals to urgently address the spiralling costs of health insurance which are now forcing many families out of the system. “Without immediate action from the Minister for Health the haemorrhage of 300,000 people out of the system will rapidly increase putting further upward pressure on insurance premiums,” stated Denis Naughten. “These trends clearly indicate that …

HSE spending €24m while decommissioning €8m facilities – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The urgent need for a review of the mental health services in Galway/Roscommon and its catchment has been raised in the Dáil by Denis Naughten TD. He made the call following the revelation that the HSE is planning to spend in excess of €24m on new facilities while decommissioning or demolishing facilities that had cost €8m to establish. “It is …

Minister’s silence on idle stroke machines costing health budget €55m p.a. – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

The delay in rolling out the national stroke programme and the storage of state-of-the-art stroke diagnostic machines is costing the health budget €55m per year, Denis Naughten TD told the Dáil today (Wednesday). Calling on the Tánaiste to seek an explanation from the Health Minister as to why the machines are lying idle in Cork, Denis Naughten pointed out that …

Water upgrade must happen without further delays – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Two years since Minister’s first announcement supplies still not upgraded Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed approval of funds to allow for the urgent upgrade of the four regional water supplies in Boyle, South and Mid Roscommon and Arigna by the Department of the Environment. “This is positive news but it is also not before time,” stated Denis Naughten. “All …

Bizarre regional variation in ambulance response times – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

First regional breakdown shows response times in capital worse than many rural areas The National Ambulance Service is failing to meet HIQA response time standards for one out of every four life-threatening 999 calls by not having an ambulance at the scene within 19 minutes. In addition, the first ever regional breakdown of the figures shows that urban centres and …

Government cannot ignore vaccine damaged children – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

The Government can no longer ignore children who have been damaged by State-promoted vaccine programmes and must introduce a no fault compensation scheme without delay, according to Denis Naughten TD. Addressing the Taoiseach earlier today (Wednesday) in the Dáil, Denis Naughten called on the Government to expedite its plans to introduce a support scheme for vaccine damaged children to ensure …

Storage of stroke machines costing health budget €55m p.a. – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Wednesday 25th September 2013   The delay in rolling out the national stroke programme and the storage of state-of-the-art stroke diagnostic machines is costing the health budget €55m per year, Denis Naughten TD claimed in the Dáil this morning.  At present seven Teledoc machines are in storage waiting to be rolled out to hospital with the delay leading to patients spending …

National fund for sick children would improve services and save money – Naughten

In Health, Young People by Denis Naughten

    The establishment of a national fund for sick children would not only save money but more importantly deliver a better service for sick children with a life-limiting condition, TD Denis Naughten has claimed. “Currently, the HSE is once again looking at its annual plan to slash budgets mid-year because it is failing to balance the books. Yet much …

All child neglect cases to be reviewed – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

  No other family should be failed by the State again A review of all child neglect cases will now take place as a result of the Roscommon Child Care Case Inquiry and the recently published audit of serious child neglect cases, Denis Naughten TD has been informed. Welcoming the confirmation Denis Naughten stated that the latest findings show that …