Healthcare in North Kildare

Led campaign to save Health Centre in Johnstownbridge New Endoscopy unit needed for Naas hospital Additional beds needed for Lakeview unit Plan to address overcrowding in A&E Department Additional resources for overworked Hospital staff Seeking restoration of public dental services to Celbridge and Leixlip

Expansion of Naas Hospital must be Prioritised

Kildare County Council recently allowed the HSE to extend the planning permission for an extension to Naas General Hospital. The proposed extension includes new endoscopy and day services units. Physical medicine and oncology departments would also be constructed.The extension of planning permission is welcome. However, it highlights how the HSE Continue Reading →

Lack of Progress on CAMHS Waiting Lists in Kildare

The waiting lists being experienced by patients trying to access the Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Kildare has been criticised. Information released to me following a Parliamentary Question revealed that the average wait time for a non urgent routine appointment is anywhere between 3 and 6 months. Continue Reading →

State Must Ratify UN Convention of Rights for People with Disabilities

I have called on the Minister for Health to ratify the UN Convention of Rights for People with Disabilities. Currently Ireland is the only European country to have not ratified the convention. I had the pleasure of meeting a most amazing, passionate and articulate young woman last week, Niamh Herbert Continue Reading →

Staff Shortages Ensuring Disability Complaints Not Being Dealt With

Unless there is an urgent intervention by the Minister for Disability, with additional resources, complaints relating to Assessment of Needs applications will continue to put on the long finger. The HSE informed Fianna Fáil that there are currently 445 complaints currently outstanding as of February 2nd.