Scandal as cost is 3x more for Galway patients awaiting fair deal approval

In Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD, Member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, has questioned the fact that the Special Delivery Unit (SDU) has committed funding of nearly €11,300/patient to Galway University Hospital for the transfer of patients from the hospital to a nursing home pending approval under the Fair Deal Scheme. “While the SDU has approved funding of just over €11,300/patient to be …

10,500 patients expected to be treated in Carrick by NoWDOC ? Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

South Leitrim and Roscommon TD, Denis Naughten has been informed by the HSE that it expects to treat 10,500 patients out of its Carrick-on-Shannon base in 2012. “However concerns have been expressed to me that NoWDOC is reviewing aspects of its service which could impact on the delivery of the out of hours service in South Leitrim,” stated Denis Naughten. …

First step to establish National Air Ambulance Service welcomed ? Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

But it is not a replacement for an A&E Local TD and health campaigner Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government announcement of a dedicated air ambulance base for Custume Barracks in Athlone. “This is a major step forward in establishing a national helicopter emergency service which could transport patients from the scene of an accident to a major trauma centre,” …

Full house for septic tank information meeting – Naughten

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Almost 300 people attended a public information meeting held by local TD Denis Naughten last night (Tuesday) to outline the issues surrounding septic tanks and the new regulations which will be introduced. The meeting – entitled ‘The Truth About Septic Tank Inspections’ – was organised by Denis Naughten to explain the new septic tank proposals and what they mean for …

First 7 Roscommon Schools under threat of losing teacher named – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A further 30 under threat over next 18 months A total of seven schools in County Roscommon are under threat of losing a teacher this September in the first of three rounds of cuts to the pupil teacher ratio, local TD Denis Naughten has highlighted this week. “The Roscommon schools that have been named as potentially losing a teacher this …

Denis Naughten to hold Information meeting on new septic tank proposals

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has arranged a public information meeting entitled ” the truth about septic tank inspections” to explain exactly what the new septic tank proposals are about and what they mean for homeowners. The Meeting will take place on Tuesday 27th March in the Hodson Bay Hotel at 9pm and all are welcome to attend. Denis Naughten said: …

Scandal as 1,000 Roscommon children on eye test waiting list – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

It has emerged that almost 1,000 children in County Roscommon are currently awaiting eye tests, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. Figures released to Denis Naughten by the HSE this week show that at present 783 children are on the ophthalmic services waiting list for the Roscommon Town clinic while a further 164 are awaiting ophthalmic services at the Boyle …