Health

Health services information and articles by public representative Sean Canney TD located in Tuam, for Galway East constituency in the West of Ireland

9 11, 2021

Welcome appointment of a Senior Podiatrist for Athenry

By | November 9th, 2021|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation from the HSE that a senior Podiatrist has been appointed to Primary Care and that Primary Care Podiatry will commence service in Athenry next month. “I have been contacted by many [...]

20 10, 2021

Autism is not a health issue; it is a human rights issue

By | October 20th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I along with my colleagues in the Regional Group of Independent TDs have re-introduced and will support and progress the Autism Bill through second stage this Wednesday morning in the Dáil. Regional group members state [...]

18 10, 2021

Outpatient waiting lists at Galway University Hospital out of control.

By | October 18th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation that almost 55,000 adults are currently on the waiting list on the Outpatients Galway University Hospital. There are in excess of 19,000 of these people on these waiting list longer than [...]

8 10, 2021

Welcome confirmation of recommencement of the Primary Care Psychology service for Headford / Lackagh area.

By | October 8th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Headford Area, Health, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area, Turloughmore Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation from the HSE that the Primary Care Psychology service for the Headford / Lackagh area has recommenced following the successful recruitment of a Psychologist for Primary Care Child and Family Services. [...]

7 10, 2021

Disability Matters Committee Pre-Budget 2022 Call for Action

By | October 7th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters have welcomed the call for action by the Committee in advance of the Budget next Tuesday 12 October. The Committee has reiterate its [...]

3 10, 2021

Calls on Government to increase Fuel Allowance payments in the Budget

By | October 3rd, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Minister for Social Protection to increase the level of payments for recipients of the fuel allowance to help people in fuel poverty to meet the rising costs of heating oil [...]

3 10, 2021

Department of Health need to tackle waiting times for children needing MRI scans in University College Hospital Galway.

By | October 3rd, 2021|Blog, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation that children are waiting up to 24 months for an MRI scan. There are two categories of waiting times for children waiting MRI scans. There are patients classed as General Anaesthetic [...]

1 10, 2021

Vacant dentist position remains unfilled in Tuam

By | October 1st, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have expressed concern that a vacant dentist position remains unfilled for the school dentistry service based in Tuam. “This situation is not tenable as school dentistry services are a vital component in the provision [...]

13 09, 2021

Crisis developing in the Home Care sector

By | September 13th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

There is a major crisis developing in the Home Care sector due to the lack of Home Care workers. “I have experienced first hand the situation where home care hours are being allocated to people [...]

10 08, 2021

Welcome progress on long awaited replacement Orthopaedic Theatres at Merlin Park Galway

By | August 10th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the construction of two replacement orthopaedic theatres on the Merlin Park University Hospital site. Construction commenced in March 2021 and is due to be completed by the end of this year. The development [...]