Health

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

26 10, 2022

Autism Bill passes Second Stage in the Dáil

By | October 26th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I along with my colleagues in the Regional Group successfully progressed the Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017 through Second Stage in the Dáil. Regional Groups members state that no additional delays should be imposed by [...]

16 09, 2022

Day Care Services for Loughrea still in limbo

By | September 16th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The delay in providing Day Care Service back into Loughrea is still not resolved. Sr. Brendan’s Community Nursing Unit were delivering a fantastic service, but this service ceased during Covid. Unfortunately, it has not yet [...]

21 08, 2022

18,245 County Galway adults with Long Covid struggling to access services

By | August 21st, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on Government to treat the surge in long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections and ensure that the 18,245 adults in County Galway who are trying to [...]

20 08, 2022

Shortage of Community Welfare staff causing problems

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

The shortage of Community Welfare staff is causing delays in dealing with applications for Supplementary Welfare Support. The issues such as cost of fuel, food and basics to have a warm home, food on the [...]

19 08, 2022

Calls on the HSE to establish a second Ambulance Base on a 24-hour, seven-day basis in Tuam

By | August 19th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have requested the HSE consider putting a second ambulance at Tuam Ambulance Base on 24-hour, seven-day basis to meet the demand for the service in the region. The base in Tuam services a large [...]

1 07, 2022

Home Care Services in Galway and Mayo under pressure

By | July 1st, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation from the HSE that there are 588 people awaiting mainstream Home Support service. “Further, the Intensive Home Care Packages in excess of 56 hours is also under pressure. The challenge is [...]

21 06, 2022

Critical of the HSE for not decentralising their contract tracing system to the West

By | June 21st, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The HSE are following the pattern of other state agencies by not maintaining any contact tracing centre in the West of Ireland. “The HSE have decided to retain a centre in Dublin and Cork but [...]

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 [...]