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

11 06, 2019

WELCOME NEWS ON SPINRAZA DRUG FOR CHILDREN

By | June 11th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

Very important breaking news today that the Health Service Executive has approved the use of the drug Spinraza to treat children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Parents, including those in Galway East, have waged a [...]

11 06, 2019

CHILDCARE GROUPS RECEIVE MORE THAN €300,000 FOR NEW PLACES

By | June 11th, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Corofin / Annaghdown, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Monivea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area, Turloughmore Area|0 Comments

Great news that childcare groups in Galway East have been allocated more than €300,000 in capital funding to boost new childcare places in the constituency. The allocation is part of a €6.5 million investment nationally [...]

5 06, 2019

CHECK IT OUT!

By | June 5th, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Corofin / Annaghdown, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Health, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Monivea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area, Turloughmore Area|0 Comments

Our most precious commodity is our health and Wednesday June 12 offers everyone in the Headford area an opportunity to check out how they are getting on. The Solas Family Resource Centre is inviting all [...]

30 05, 2019

ORTHOPAEDIC SERVICES AT MERLIN PARK

By | May 30th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News|0 Comments

I am calling on the Health Service Executive to sort out orthopaedic services at Merlin Park Hospital, Galway, as a matter of extreme urgency. The orthopaedic unit has been in crisis since a leaking roof [...]

28 05, 2019

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA CONFERENCE

By | May 28th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Housing, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I was delighted to attend the Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland Conference at King House in Boyle, Co Roscommon, this afternoon. This year's theme for the conference was Disability and Human Rights with Dementia. [...]

25 05, 2019

WELCOME FUNDING INCREASE FOR MOUNTAIN RESCUE IRELAND

By | May 25th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

The Government has announced increased funding for mountain rescue teams around Ireland. Mountain Rescue Ireland (MRI), which includes ten rescue teams and the Search and Rescue Dogs Association among its members, will see its funding [...]

23 05, 2019

TAOISEACH SUPPORTS NEW PORTIUNCULA UNIT

By | May 23rd, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

I was very pleased to hear the Taoiseach say this week that the new 50-bed unit for Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, should happen as soon as possible. It is a very positive sign. The Taoiseach acknowledged [...]

22 05, 2019

REHAB FUNDING WELCOME

By | May 22nd, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I very much welcome news that the Government has agreed to provide an additional €2 million in funding for Rehab. The group faced a funding crisis as a result of additional health services it provided [...]

14 05, 2019

TUSLA NATIONAL CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORTS WEEK

By | May 14th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

Tusla is holding a series of special events across Ireland this week to highlight supports available for families and children. The National Child and Family Supports Week will include a number of venues in Galway [...]

13 05, 2019

LYME DISEASE AWARENESS

By | May 13th, 2019|Blog, Education, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I met Mary and Benin Smyth originally from Tuam at the Lyme Disease awareness event outside the Dáil this week. The Department of Neurology at University Hospital Galway has reported that the Galway region has [...]