Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Health

National Children’s Hospital Location

The Government decision that the new Children’s hospital be located at St. James’s is a clinically-led decision. St. James’s is Ireland’s largest, adult-teaching, research hospital. The selection of the site follows on from the Children’s Health First report of 2006 that has been re-affirmed by reviews since. One such review was carried out by a… Continue Reading

Daffodil Day 2017

  Míle buíochas le gach duine a thug tacaíocht lenár maidin caife ar mhaithe leis an gCumann Ailse na hÉireann, lus an Chromchinn. Bhailiomhar €1,050 chun tacú le hobair an Chumann. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Daffodil Day Coffee morning on Friday. We raised €1,050 to support the work of the Irish… Continue Reading

New Government Bill to provide children with disabilities with medical cards

  New health legislation from Fine Gael will see more children with a disability in Galway and Mayo receive a full medical card. The new bill means that 9,800 children in receipt of a Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA), who have a disability, will receive a full medical card. There are currently 33,000 parents who receive… Continue Reading

Constructive meeting with Health Minister Simon Harris and North West Connemara Ambulance Group

On Monday I arranged a meeting between Minister for Health, Simon Harris and the North West Ambulance Group. The Ambulance Group highlighted the geographic isolation of the North West Connemara area and the fact that the Clifden-based ambulance is often called into Galway City when a city-based ambulance is transporting patients. The Group requested that… Continue Reading

New Emergency Department confirmed for UHG – design to be completed in advance of review of Capital Plan this summer

Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Health Simon Harris that a new Emergency Department for UHG is being designed and that funding for its construction will be prioritised as part of the mid-term review of… Continue Reading