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

4 05, 2022

Co-signs Commission of Investigation (Nursing Homes) Bill 2022

By | May 4th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have co-signed the Commission of Investigation (Nursing Homes) Bill 2022 along with Catherine Connolly TD and Peadar Tobin TD. The purpose of this Bill is to provide for a public inquiry into the management, [...]

27 04, 2022

Home Help Service is in crisis due to staff shortages

By | April 27th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I believe that the Home Help Service is in tatters due to staff shortages. “The service which is being administered by the HSE is in crisis with a lack of Home Care workers. This is [...]

20 04, 2022

Fostering Allowance needs to be increased for Foster Carers

By | April 20th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation from the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth that the Foster Care allowance has not been increased since January 2009. It is unfair that no increase has been given [...]

7 04, 2022

Calls on Government to fulfill their promise and issue out bonus payment to Healthcare workers.

By | April 7th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received a response from the Minister for Health that demonstrates that his department are still posturing on the commitment to pay a covid bonus of €1,000 to healthcare workers. “In my view the [...]

30 03, 2022

Huge delays encountered in providing services in Tuam Primary Care Centre due to PPP Contract

By | March 30th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I am critical of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement which was put in place to deliver the Primary Care Centres. The contract was initiated by the Department of Health to deliver the National Primary [...]

13 02, 2022

Orthodontic waiting times unacceptable

By | February 13th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received a reply from the HSE in relation to orthodontic treatment waiting time. “Presently there are 1031 patients awaiting times in the Saolta Group serving Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, 645 of these patients [...]

8 02, 2022

New 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital to proceed to tender

By | February 8th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation that a building contractor has been selected to carry out the construction of the long awaited 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe. “I understand that a Letter of Intent [...]

13 01, 2022

Expresses concern in Government Capital under-spend for 2021 of €830 million on vital infrastructure in Housing, Transport and Health.

By | January 13th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Press Releases, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have expressed concern at the €830 million underspend of capital funding in 2021 in vital infrastructure. Some of this underspend has been carried over to 2022 with over €580 million underspent and returned to [...]

22 12, 2021

X-ray service for Tuam cannot be delayed and must be provided as a matter of urgency

By | December 22nd, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the HSE to get on with the installation of the X-ray facility at the Tuam Primary Medical Centre as a matter of urgency. “In November 2017 I secured €700,000 for the [...]

19 12, 2021

Regional TDs call for the immediate national implementation of a Vitamin D strategy

By | December 19th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I along with the Independent members of the Regional Group are calling on government to implement the recommendations of the Oireachtas Health Committee report from April this year addressing Vitamin D deficiency as a public [...]