HSE Nursing Rule Makes Prisoners Of Parents In Own Home – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to immediately review an excessively restrictive provision in HSE Homecare Day Hours support system that has been described by Jack & Jill CEO Hugo Jellett as one that makes “virtual prisoners of parents in their own home.” Deputy McGrath was speaking at […]

Issues Concerning Older People Must Be A Priority For Government – Older People’s Councils

Around 200 delegates from Older People’s Councils across Ireland have heard that their voices are now even more important than ever as the population of Ireland continues to age at their annual National Convention in the Savoy Hotel in Limerick. Analysis of Census 2016 shows that the numbers aged 65 and older increased by nearly […]

Government Called On To Facilitate Access To Treatment For Children With Muscular Dystrophy

On World Duchenne Awareness Day, Muscular Dystrophy Ireland is expressing disappointment, at the HSE decision not to fund a life changing drug for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This news follows a lengthy assessment process that has spanned almost two years. Richard Lodge, Chief Executive Officer of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland comments “Translarna is specifically for […]

HSE Head must go following a vicious and unwarranted attack on parents – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the Head of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, should be fired after an extraordinary intervention which saw him attack parents who have raised concerns about the impact of the Gardasil HPV Vaccine. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Mr O’Brien accused the parents of engaging in what he termed “emotional […]

Patients Suffer As Bloated HSE Managerial Gravy Train Expands – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that confirmation of the ever expanding number of HSE Managers will lead to significant frustration and anger among parents and service users in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the latest statistics from the HSE revealed that it appointed 3 new managers for every week of 2017: “These […]

ALONE – Need For Increase In Home Care Budget ’

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to increase funding for homecare following the report that 90,000 bed days have been lost in the hospital system so far this year because of delayed discharges.  This is according to HSE figures provided to Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher. […]

Boil Water Notices Issued For Precautionary Reasons

Following the advice of the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Offaly County Council, have issued Boil Water Notices for precautionary reasons on the Banagher Public Water Supply, the Birr Public Water Supply and the Dunkerrin Public Water Supply. This is due to detection of E.coli and Total Coliforms following routine water quality sampling. In the interest […]

9% Increase In HSE Managers While South Tipp Psychology Services Suspended – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that confirmation of the ever expanding number of HSE Managers will lead to significant frustration and anger among parents and service users in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Irish Independent confirmed that there were 1,445 HSE Managers within the system in 2016 – an 8.9pc increase […]

Proposed Ward Closure In Cashel May Have Detrimental Effect On South Tipp General – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is deeply concerned about proposals to close St Michael’s Ward in St Patrick’s Hospital Cashel as well as the subsequent knock on effects it may have for other facilities in the region. Deputy McGrath was speaking as fears increase that over a dozen beds will become unavailable at […]

HSE Mishandling Of Thurles GP Vacancy Bordering On The Ridiculous – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the delay by the HSE in filling the vacant GP position in Thurles as inept and a source of concern to other rural communities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the replacement doctor could not be formally put in place due to an apparent mix up with the required paper […]

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