New survey shows 10% of adults experienced symptoms of long COVID – Naughten

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

Potential for burden on the health system due to lack of adequate patient supports for long COVID New data released today has found that 10% of adults have experienced symptoms of long COVID following an initial period of infection with the virus. The data is based on a survey carried out by leading polling company, Ireland Thinks, and was commissioned …

Portiuncula must be included in new hospital bed expansion – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Health to ensure a second 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, is included in Government plans for 1,500 new hospital beds across the country. “The HSE has issued a tender for 1,500 new hospital beds at 15 sites across the country and it is imperative that Portiuncula, which …

Long COVID opinion poll supports findings of separate research and data on incidence

In Blog, Health, Posts by Topic, Science, Science by Denis Naughten

While normally I would take an opinion poll on the self-reporting incidence of an illness with a pinch of salt, my sheer frustration in trying to source data from the HSE on the incidence of long COVID, waiting lists, referrals etc led me to commission such a poll myself.   There is lack of acknowledgement and even scepticism of the …

Naughten tells Dáil children’s services are “in crisis” across the country

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has told the Dáil that children’s services throughout the country “are in crisis” and called on the Taoiseach to use the new unit established in his department to focus on improving children’s well-being to prioritise access to such services. “When the Taoiseach resumed his current role in December, he announced that a unit would be set …

Naughten tells Dáil children’s services are “in crisis” across the country

In Disability, Education, Families, Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has told the Dáil that children’s services throughout the country “are in crisis” and called on the Taoiseach to use the new unit established in his department to focus on improving children’s well-being to prioritise access to such services. “When the Taoiseach resumed his current role in December, he announced that a unit would be …

Update on Mater Hospital long COVID clinic

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

Last November, I raised the issue of access to long COVID clinics with An Taoiseach and specifically the imminent closure of the clinic at the Mater Hospital. (see video below) I have now received the following response from Minister Donnelly:   From: Ministers Office <noreplymo-health@corr.cloud.gov.ie> Sent: 23 February 2023 17:55 To: Denis Naughten <Denis.Naughten@oireachtas.ie> Subject: HEA-MO-12080-2022   HEA-MO-12080-2022 23rd February …

Taoiseach must deliver for Ballinasloe on visit today – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Health, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten is calling on An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD to announce the new Emergency Department for Portiuncula Hospital and jobs on the IDA business campus in the Town when he visits both sites today.   When An Taoiseach visits Portiuncula Hospital we will be visiting the busiest and most overcrowded Emergency Department in Ireland in 2023 and …

National study shows Portiuncula ED under most pressure due to trolleys- Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

“Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe has the most pressurised Emergency Department in the Country due to the lack of available beds” claims local TD, Denis Naughten. The true extent of the chaos being faced by staff at Portiuncula Hospital has been revealed in a nationwide analysis of the hospital trolley numbers reflected as a percentage of overall numbers of beds available to …

Revealed: the hospitals under most pressure due to trolleys

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Smaller hospitals under greater pressure due to lack of beds – Naughten   The true extent of the chaos being faced by staff in hospitals throughout the country has been revealed in an analysis of the hospital trolley numbers reflected as a percentage of overall numbers of beds available to each hospital by Denis Naughten TD. The figures show there …