Children being abandoned on waiting lists in Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

Last week I raised the appalling waiting list for local children in the Dáil. This is what I said: There are 436 children awaiting physiotherapy appointments in County Galway, some of whom have been waiting 176 weeks for such appointments. There are 95 children awaiting these appointments in County Roscommon. On speech and language waiting lists, 971 children were awaiting …

Waiting list delays finding 7 to 10 cancers a day – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Record waiting lists within our health service are resulting in delays in finding 7 to 10 invasive cancers every day, Denis Naughten TD has told An Taoiseach in the Dáil this afternoon. Deputy Naughten pointed to several reasons, including the impact of Covid, which have resulted in the record waiting lists across our health service. He went on to say …

People with a disability coping with a 9 year lockdown – Naughten

In Disability, Families, Health, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has told the Dáil that people with a disability have effectively been coping with a 9-year lockdown because of the failure by successive Governments to put transport supports in place to allow them to access work and other community activities. “Nine years ago in 2013 the Government suspended the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant for …

Waiting list delays finding 7 to 10 cancers a day – Naughten

In Health, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Record waiting lists within our health service are resulting in delays in finding 7 to 10 invasive cancers every day, Denis Naughten TD has told An Taoiseach in the Dáil this afternoon. Deputy Naughten pointed to several reasons, including the impact of Covid, which have resulted in the record waiting lists across our health service. He went on to say …

Potential diagnosis for long Covid cannot be performed in Ireland – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

The test for long Covid cannot be performed in Ireland despite UK researchers having found a potential way to diagnose it, Denis Naughten TD has revealed.   “A new test which identifies previously undetected damage to the lungs of long Covid patients, and which may prove a vital tool in providing a definitive diagnosis for those who have not fully …

Record €4m allocated to 54 local sports projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €4,050,393 to 54 local sporting organisations across County Roscommon & East Galway stating “this investment will improve local sports facilities and ensure far greater levels of participation in sport”. “This is a historic allocation of funding under the Sports Capital Programme to Roscommon and East Galway and comes on top of …

Long Covid: The UK evidence

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

An UK colleague just passed on a copy of a research paper produced by the UK Parliament on long Covid. The paper indicates that Long Covid is a complex condition, presenting several symptoms and affecting multiple organs and systems.   There is uncertainty about the prevalence of Long Covid symptoms in adults and children following infection. The Office for National …

Families could save €1,000 on utility bills – Naughten

In Energy, Families, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has urged families to shop around for the best offers available for electricity, phone, broadband, TV and health insurance — which could save them up to €1,000 per year. “Shopping around and switching provider could not be easier with approved comparison sites such as switcher.ie or bonkers.ie. Not only will they identify the best deal for your family …

UK research may provide diagnosis for long Covid – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

UK researchers have found previously undetected damage to the lungs of long Covid patients, which may prove a vital tool in providing a definitive diagnosis for those who have not fully recovered from Covid-19 months after their initial infection, says Denis Naughten TD. “The research team in the UK has reported the use of specialist MRI techniques to identify lung …

Estimated 114,500 people – and rising – have ‘long Covid’ in Ireland – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Welfare bill alone could top €1bn   Denis Naughten TD has told the Dáil that an estimated 114,500 people, and rising, have ‘long Covid’ in Ireland and that it is rapidly becoming a hidden iceberg of long-term chronic illness for our struggling health service. “This number of people with long Covid could be a sleeping crisis for our health service …