Health

Appointment of child psychologist to be a priority says Minister Denis Naughten

The recruitment of a child psychologist for County Roscommon is to be treated as a priority by the HSE, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. Minister Denis Naughten had sought approval of the post to address the growing waiting list…

Roscommon Women urged to ‘Share the Wisdom’ on cervical smear test programme

Picture Credit: Marc O’Sullivan Women aged 25-60 and living in Roscommon, are being called upon to support the Pearl of Wisdom campaign which is jointly championed by CervicalCheck – the National Cervical Screening Programme and the Irish Family Planning Association…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – Waiting List initiative welcome, but a drop in the ocean

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has given a cautious welcome to yesterday’s news that some patients who are waiting over 18 months for medical procedures are to be treated in private Hospitals. Michael Fitzmaurice said that he proposed that this course of…

Residents show continued support for local causes at the Plunkett Home in Boyle

As part of their continued support to worthy causes, the Day Care residents of the Plunkett Home Community Nursing Unit in Boyle recently prepared and arranged beautiful hampers, which were donated to the local Saint Vincent de Paul. 2016 was…

Elderly Constituent in danger of being wheelchair bound following latest cancellation of urgent Operation – Michael Fitzmaurice

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has written to An Taoiseach asking him to recall the Dail to “try and get a handle on the crisis in Health”. The move comes following the case of a local woman who has had an urgent…

New HSE Website offers tips on fighting flu and other winter bugs

The HSE, in partnership with the ICGP and the Irish Pharmacy Union have developed undertheweather.ie an information site which offers advice on fighting flu and other winter bugs. It features a wide range of common conditions like colds, flu, earaches,…

Eugene Murphy TD – “Crisis overcrowding levels in hospitals putting lives at risk”

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has said that Minister Harris has failed miserably in his commitment to address the chronic overcrowding in our country’s Emergency Departments. Eugene Murphy was commenting following reports from the INMO that there were…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD “Senior HSE Management should consider their positions”

“Senior Management at the HSE from Tony O’Brien (Director General) down should be considering their positions in the wake of the latest health crisis in our A and E Departments and also after the latest report that shows that Ambulance…

Eugene Murphy TD says Freestyle Libre could be “life changing” for children with Type I Diabetes

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has highlighted the need for the inclusion of the Freestyle Libre blood sugar metre on the Long Term Illness Scheme as he believes it could be a life changing device for children with Type I…

Elphin man helps deliver baby in Kitchen

Elphin native Denis Kelly received a surprise in the early hours of this morning when his partner Áine Laffan gave birth to their son in their Kitchen. Denis, who lives in Limerick with partner Áine and son Fionn, had been…

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