Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Health

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

€2.4 million allocated to Galway for housing grants for older people and people with disabilities

€2.4 million has been allocated for housing grants for older people and people with disabilities in Galway. The funding includes €1.55 million for Galway County Council and €847,000 for Galway City Council and is augmented by the Councils’ own resources of €388,000 for the County and €211,000 for the City and will facilitate adaptations works… Continue Reading