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Almost 68,000 local medical card holders will be denied routine dental treatments, including fillings and extractions as well as dentures and treatment of gum disease, due to HSE cuts, according to the Irish Dental Association.
University Hospital Galway has been forced to slash its budget for aggressive cancer treatment for end of life patients by €3 million in a bid to address the €22 million overall budget deficit it is facing this year, a local politician has claimed.
The decision to expand the position of new general manager of Galway University Hospitals to include reponsibility for Portiuncula and Roscommon hospitals may signal the beginning of a restructuring of hospitals in the area, the trade union IMPACT has claimed.
A week after Minister Mary Harney made a commitment to staff at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe that the HSE would engage them in consultation about the future of the hospital, unions said yesterday (Thursday) they had not yet had any contact from the health services.
As Health Minister Mary Harney visits Portiuncula hospital, Ballinasloe today [Friday], IMPACT trade union is calling on the Minister to guarantee that local services and jobs will not be transferred from Roscommon and Portiuncula hospitals as part of HSE plans to restructure health services in the region.
Staff at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, and Roscommon County Hospital have vowed to resist attempts to downgrade their services, as it emerged there are plans to have staff report directly to the general manager of University Hospital Galway, rather than to their own managers.
Local TD Denis Naughten has once again raised the lack of action taken by the Government to ban the sale of dangerous chemicals in head shops.
Property owners who are anxious to lease out vacant premises have been warned by a Mayo TD to be wary of the types of businesses approaching them. This comes as head shops, which sell legal drugs which enable people to get highs without breaking the law, are cropping up all over the country, including in Castlebar and Ballina.
People with chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes have been let down by the government’s inability to follow through on its funding commitments, according to a local senator.
Sinn Féin local election candidate for the Piltown electoral area, Peadar de Bluit has responded to the revelations that HSE executive Brendan Drumm lobbied Health Minister Mary Harney for massive pay rises to attract senior executives from the private sector the sums paid out were “grotesque and driven by greed”.