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 […]

No Value For Money Analysis On Children’s Hospital While Orkambi Patients Die – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has accused the Minister for Health Simon Harris and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Pascal Donohue of gross irresponsibility with respect to the monitoring of costs associated with the proposed National Children’s Hospital at St James in Dublin. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister O Donohue confirmed to him […]

Waiting List scandal reveals a culture of deceit and manipulation in the HSE – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to convene an emergency meeting of all National Directors and Chief Officers of the HSE Directorate as well as representatives from the four Regional Health Forums following revelations which have emerged about how hospital waiting lists are complied. Deputy McGrath was speaking […]

ALONE – The Provision Of Quality Home Care Packages For Older People Is A Necessity

 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to make homecare a legal right, ensuring that all older people are supported to age in the community.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented, “The principle of ageing at home, and having the right and ability to do […]

Minister Harris Sould Assert More Ministerial Authority Over HSE – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to assert more ministerial authority over the HSE with respect to the ongoing national trolley crisis. Deputy McGrath was speaking as South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH) continues to operate under the HSE Full Capacity Protocol for the twelfth consistent month in a […]

Tipperary’s first parkrun coming to Templemore

On Saturday next the 14th of January Templemore Town Park will host Tipperary’s first free parkrun. Templemore parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Templemore Town Park. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it […]

South Tipp Patients To Wait 18 Months For ENT Services – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described as totally unacceptable the latest statistics from the HSE that reveal 409 patients, many of whom are children, will have to wait at least a year and a half before they can receive treatment for Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) related issues. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the information […]

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