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HSE refuses to provide extra ambulance for Mayo — Calleary

Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary has expressed his shock and disappointment at the HSE’s failure to recognise the severe ambulance shortage in Mayo. Deputy Calleary questioned HSE management at length at the Oireachtas Health Committee this week about the major gaps in resources for emergency services in Mayo. He outlined a number of cases where patients in need of emergency medical care were waiting far too long for an ambulance to reach them.

Deputy replies to his scything in Grassroots

It is with some trepidation that politicians read the Grassroots column in the Galway Advertiser. Having escaped its wrath for the past six years, there was a sense of inevitability when my own political travails finally came into the firing line of the column here last week.

Abortion- a legislator's duty is to consider the evidence’

The recent Oireachtas health hearings on abortion, held in January 2013, shed a lot of light on the question of whether abortion is needed to protect women’s health in Ireland.

Podiatry service for Mayo patients

A full time chiropodist for Mayo is to be appointed by the HSE to provide clinics around the county, Deputy Beverley Flynn has confirmed.

Support for new investigation into Brothers of Charity abuse

The Fine Gael children spokesperson Charlie Flanagan has called for a re-investigation into allegations of abuse at two facilities in Galway overseen by the Brothers of Charity.

Reduction in cost of drugs good news for Mayo consumers

There is good news for Mayo consumers as the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association has agreed to Government requests to reduce the cost of drugs. That’s according to Mayo Fianna Fáil TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Beverley Flynn. MEP Jim Higgins has also welcomed the cuts having written to the Minister for Health last November seeking the reduction from manufacturers.

More under-70s now getting medical cards - Flynn

The increase in the income threshold for the over-70s medical card is resulting in additional under-70s receiving the benefits, according to Beverley Flynn TD, member of the Oireachtas Health Committee.

Aylward raises St Luke’s at Oireachtas health committee

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Fianna Fail TD Bobby Aylward, has raised reports about the possible downgrading of St Luke’s Hospital at the Oireachtas Health Committee.

Flynn welcomes HSE campaign on elder abuse

A campaign to highlight the issue of elder abuse launched by the Health Service Executive has been welcomed by Fianna Fáil TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Beverley Flynn.

New hospital readmission procedures being developed for oncology patients

A new system of readmission to hospital for oncology patients is being developed, Beverley Flynn TD has been assured.


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