Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Health

Meeting with National Ambulance Service

New ambulance crew to be assigned to Galway in coming weeks 112 new paramedics per annum undergoing training €45m for new ambulance service vehicles across the country over last three years   Last week I had a very informative visit to the National Ambulance Service Control Centre in Tallaght and a constructive meeting with the… Continue Reading

Boost for Galway Hospice through Dormant Accounts Funding

An allocation of almost €100,000 for the Galway Hospice has been made from Dormant Accounts Fund. The funding is being provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection which will be reimbursed from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The Dormant Accounts Fund comes under my remit as Minister of State at the Department of… Continue Reading

Ground-breaking Heart Failure medication approved by HSE

From today, Friday, 1st December a new ground-breaking medication for heart failure is available to patients in Ireland under the Primary Care Reimbursement Scheme. Having raised the availability of this new, innovative medication with Health Minster, Simon Harris TD, I am delighted that the HSE’s Medicines Management Programme has approved the reimbursement of ‘Entresto’ heart… Continue Reading

Work progressing to resolve issues with orthopaedic surgery at Merlin Park

Officials from the Saolta Hospital Group have confirmed to me that works are underway on repairing the roof of the orthopaedic theatre building and on setting up temporary theatre facilities. The roof of the existing theatre facility was accidentally damaged during works on the air filtration system. The tender process to put in new temporary… Continue Reading

Update on Merlin Park Theatres 

At Government Buildings Galway Oireachtas representatives recently met with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and officials from the Saolta Group on the status of the operating theatres at Merlin Park. Officials from the Saolta Group and the HSE briefed the representatives on what happened at Merlin Park and explained that damage to roofing was… Continue Reading

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