Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Health

Making Work Pay Report will help more people with disabilities in Galway and Mayo enter workplace

The ‘Making Work Pay’ Report has been launched and will, I believe, help support more people with disabilities in Galway and Mayo into the workplace.  Launched by Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health, Simon Harris the ‘Making Work Pay’ Report was compiled by an interdepartmental group chaired by economist, Professor Frances… Continue Reading

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