Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Health

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

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