Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Health

Access Programme for Cannabis-based treatments to be established

Today (Friday) my colleague, the Minster for Health Simon Harris, has published the Health Products Regulatory Authority’s Report: Cannabis for Medical Use – A Scientific Review. For understandable reasons the introduction of any health product requires a great deal of research and scrutiny. While there is international research on this issue the publication of a report… Continue Reading

Good news for parents in Galway and Mayo who can now avail of Meningitis B and Rotavirus vaccinations

Since the start of this month parents across Galway and Mayo are able to avail of the Meningitis B and Rotavirus vaccinations for their children. My colleague Minister for Health Simon Harris TD confirmed to me that parents can avail of Meningococcal B and Rotavirus vaccinations from their family doctor since 1st of December.  This… Continue Reading

Government Commitment on UHG’s Emergency Department takes major step forward

  Extra Home Care Packages among measures reducing pressure The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has confirmed to me that funding for the planning and design of the new Emergency Department for UHG will be provided in the HSE’s Capital Budget for 2017. The HSE National Capital Committee has approved the capital funding for… Continue Reading

Heart Failure Barometer Launched in Galway

Condition of Heart Failure will affect 1 in 5 People in Ireland New report finds treatment of Heart Failure is no longer a lost cause and recommends framework to improve lives of 90,000 affected Heart Failure is a serious, but forgotten, condition which carries a huge cost of €660 million per year to Irish society… Continue Reading