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 […]

Health Staff Choir Launching Christmas Single In Aid Of Pieta House

The Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris, will launch the Health Voices Choir Christmas single “Carol of the Bells” and “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” as part of the first National Patient Safety Office Conference in Dublin Castle..   The joint initiative between the HSE, INMO and Beaumont Hospital brought together 200 health service […]

HSE confirm tender process for STGH Patient Hotel has still not begun – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris, and the HSE, to immediately escalate the tender process with respect to the patient hotel facility for South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH). Deputy McGrath was speaking after the HSE Procurement Office confirmed to him that so called ‘Mini Tender Competitions’ which are […]

Community Games National Area, Volunteer And Media Awards 2016

On Saturday 26th November, over 350 Community Games volunteers from all over Ireland attended the National Area, Volunteer and Media Awards in the Salthill Hotel in Galway. MC for the night was Tony O’Donoghue and distinguished guests included former Olympian Olive Loughnane, Minister Sean Canney, Deputy Mayor of Galway Pearce Flannery, County Galway GAA Chairman […]

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