Incidence of long COVID higher in Dublin & Leinster – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

The incidence rate of long COVID in Dublin and the rest of Leinster is significantly higher than in Connacht/Ulster and Munster based on a survey carried out by leading polling company, Ireland Thinks, that was commissioned by Independent TD Denis Naughten.   The survey shows that the self-declared incidence rate of long COVID in Dublin was 6.3% and the rest of …

6% of adults in Ireland living with symptoms of long COVID – Naughten

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● Survey is the Ireland’s first exploratory poll carried out on the incidence of long COVID   ● New data comes in the wake of decision to permanently close the long COVID clinic at the Mater Hospital in Dublin   New data released today has found that 6% of adults in Ireland are living with self-reported symptoms of long COVID. The …

First national poll on long COVID

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Access the data behind the very first poll of adults in Ireland on self-reported symptoms of long COVID by leading polling company, Ireland Thinks, which I commissioned.  Long Covid Poll Data I commissioned this research to get an indication of the scale of the long COVID issue because the health services in Ireland have failed to do so. In fact, the …

Dáil support sought for frontline workers with long COVID – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD will seek Dáil support on Wednesday to designate long COVID as an occupational illness for frontline workers who contracted the virus due to their employment.   Deputy Naughten has tabled an amendment to the Social Welfare Bill which could result in long COVID being listed as an occupational illness, allowing frontline workers to avail of long-term income assistance until they are …

Regional TDs secure unanimous Dáil support for action on long COVID

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  The Regional Group of TDs have received full support across Dáil Eireann for their motion which is calling for the roll out of specialist services to support those who have not recovered fully after being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Not only is this a positive step to ensure that immediate steps are now taken to support all patients …

21,459 adults unable to work due to long COVID – Naughten

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Denis Naughten TD has called on the Government to treat the surge in long COVID patients with the same urgency as the initial COVID-19 infections and ensure that an estimated 21,459 adults who are unfit to work are given access to the medical care they need. “These patients who are trying to access medical care, are likely to be suffering …

One year on, just one third of long Covid staff recruited – Naughten

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Just one third of the staff needed to manage patients with long Covid have been recruited to specialist clinics, 12 months after these specific clinics were promised by the Minister for Health, says Denis Naughten TD “Earlier this month, I received a response from the HSE to a Dáil question to the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, which shows …

Over 4,000 people unable to work after Covid payment ceases– Naughten

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As Covid illness payments end today   Over 4,056 people are in receipt of a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection because they were unable to return to work after their Covid Enhanced Illness Benefit payment ceased, it has been revealed following an analysis of welfare claims by Denis Naughten TD. “While the Government is today making the …

Taoiseach questioned on long Covid care

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Here are the links to the data behind my contribution: Long Covid services for children Mater Hospital Clinic Just 20 of the 60 health service staff to be recruited to work with long Covid patients were recruited up to August this year.   Based on an analysis that I performed there are 336,451 adults nationally who are likely to be …