39 local pharmacies offering one shot Covid vaccine – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten is encouraging the public to avail of vaccination as 39 local pharmacies offer the Janssen single dose Covid-19 vaccine free of charge from today (Monday) to people aged 18 to 34 and 50 or over. Those aged between 34 & 69 can register for a free Covid-19 vaccine on the website ww.hse.ie for the two shot …

15 months after start of pandemic frontline workers still awaiting recognition– Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has described as “disappointing” that 15 months after the start of this pandemic frontline workers who have been running our hospital and community services have yet to receive any recognition from Government. Deputy Naughten raised the need for such recognition during Leaders Questions with An Taoiseach in the Dáil today. see  https://youtu.be/5ibTvrkzijs He pointed out that …

15 local pharmacies offering one shot Covid vaccine – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten is encouraging the public to avail of vaccination as 15 local pharmacies offer the Janssen single dose Covid-19 vaccine free of charge from today (Monday) to people aged 50 or over. Those aged between 40 & 69 can register for a free Covid-19 vaccine on the website vaccine.hse.ie and it is expected that later this week …

How do patients get to new trauma centre without helipad asks Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

The decision to streamline and properly resource two major trauma centres for the critically ill is of little use unless patients can access the facilities, says Denis Naughten TD. “It was accepted by Cabinet in 2018 that the reconfiguration of trauma services should not go ahead until proposed improvements in existing air ambulance services are introduced and additional ground ambulance …

Regional Independents to seek Dail approval for carbon budgets and separate targets for agriculture – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Regional Independent TDs will table changes to the Climate Bill that will require Dáil approval of all carbon budgets as well as a separate emission target for agriculture to ensure it does not become the scapegoat for failures in other Government Departments. “We do not want to undermine the overall objective behind the Climate Bill, but we believe the …

Government to continue treble tax on renting out Fair Deal homes – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has described the continued insistence by the Department of Health to treble tax any of the 9,000 vacant homes of older people in long term nursing home care that are rented out as “immoral”. “Reports in today’s papers indicated that the Department of Health is refusing to treat rented property in a similar manner to that of …

How do patients get to new trauma centres asks Naughten

In Health, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

While the decision to streamline and properly resource two major trauma centres for the critically ill is the correct one, it is of little use unless patients can access the facilities says Denis Naughten TD.   “It was accepted by Cabinet in 2018 that the reconfiguration of trauma services should not go ahead until proposed improvements in existing air ambulance …

Up 1,100 housebound vaccine appointments unaccounted for says Naughten

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Up to 1,100 appointments by the National Ambulance Service for people over the age of 70 are unaccounted for based on evidence presented to Dáil Éireann yesterday, says Denis Naughten TD. “These unaccounted-for vaccination appointments are now clearly the reason why 1,000 people awaiting their first vaccine dose did not receive it by last Sunday week, as planned by the …

Naughten seeks suspension of Dáil to debate Health dossier on families

In Families, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten will seek the suspension of proceedings in Dáil Éireann today (Wednesday) to discuss the serious claims that the Department of Health compiled dossiers on the families of autistic children who have taken cases against the State over supports and services. The Roscommon Galway TD has written to the Ceann Comhairle seeking a clear and unambiguous statement from the …

Ballinasloe safe walking routes progress – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that a total investment of close to €1m has been secured for footpaths and pedestrian safety measures in Ballinasloe, which will create two new safe walking loops in the town of Ballinasloe. The funding provided to Roscommon County Council under the active travel fund will complete the work already started last year by Roscommon …