Health

TRANSFER OF ROTUNDA HOSPITAL

21 January 2020

Today I met with the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, which is one of the oldest maternity hospital in Europe. The future plan for the Rotunda Hospital is that it should move to the campus and grounds of Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. However to achieve this, Government needs to get its act together now and bring … Continue reading Transfer of Rotunda Hospital

CLEAN AIR IS ESSENTIAL TO HEALTHY HUMAN LIFE

19 December 2019

The Labour Party used our Dáil time this week to call for a nationwide ban on smoky coal and for the Government to implement a new clean air strategy. An immediate ban on smoky coal is needed to save lives. Clean air and clean water are fundamental essentials to healthy, human life. The Labour Party … Continue reading Clean Air is Essential to Healthy Human Life

FINGAL LAUNCHES HEALTHY LEARNING PORTAL

20 November 2019

Fingal County Council has launched an online platform to support the sports and health education of school children called the Healthy Fingal Learning Portal. Videos, tutorials and forums are featured which educate school-aged children on a range of topics, activities and skills which contribute to a healthy and active lifestyle. Upcoming videos and tutorials are … Continue reading Fingal Launches Healthy Learning Portal

TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE

13 November 2019

Recently, I was shocked and disappointed to read that people waiting for transgender healthcare spent up to three years on the wrong waiting lists after the HSE “misplaced” their referrals. The National Gender Service (NGS) at St Colmcille’s Hospital in Dublin, which runs transgender healthcare for the HSE, recently confirmed that 109 patient referrals were … Continue reading Transgender Healthcare

GOVERNMENT FAILING TO ACT ON AIR POLLUTION

25 September 2019

Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has accused the Government of being all talk and no action when it comes to tackling air pollution. The comments come as the latest report from the EPA said parts of Dublin city centre were likely to breach EU and WHO air quality guidelines this year. Deputy Burton, … Continue reading Government Failing To Act On Air Pollution

CHILDREN’S HEALTH IRELAND AT CONNOLLY

19 August 2019

A new paediatric outpatient and urgent care centre for Blanchardstown has started treating patients as of 31 July 2019, serving Dublin North City, North County and surrounding areas. It is part of the new model of care for children’s health services in Ireland providing care as close to the patient’s home as is clinically appropriate. … Continue reading Children’s Health Ireland at Connolly

SUPPLY OF MEDICINES IN THE CONTEXT OF BREXIT

12 March 2019

I recently questioned the Minister for Health in the Dáil about his plans to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medicines in the context of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. I urged him to ensure that patients do not suffer any disruption to their treatments, and I pushed him on what his plans were to safeguard … Continue reading Supply of Medicines in the Context of Brexit

A NEW NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE AT HEART OF LABOUR POLICY

12 February 2016

Earlier today, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Primary Health Care Kathleen Lynch launched Labour’s healthcare plan ‘Towards a new National Community Health Service’. The Labour Party’s plan will: Introduce universal GP care Move closer to universal health care Progressing smarter strategies for tackling the waiting lists crisis and A&E overcrowding Reduce the costs of … Continue reading A NEW NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE AT HEART OF LABOUR POLICY

PRIMARY CARE WILL BE LABOUR’S PRIORITY FOR NEXT FIVE YEARS

12 February 2016

Speaking at Launch of ‘Towards a new National Community Health Service The last five years have been challenging for the health service and the people who work in it. It has been a time of change; a time of reform and a time when resources have been stretched. The system is far from perfect. But … Continue reading PRIMARY CARE WILL BE LABOUR’S PRIORITY FOR NEXT FIVE YEARS

ROSELAWN RENOVATION GETS PLANNING GO-AHEAD

11 September 2015

News that Fingal County Council have given planning approval for a €1million renovation of Roselawn Health Centre has been warmly welcomed by Joan. “Roselawn Health Centre has provided an invaluable service for families in the community for many years, servicing people in Roselawn, Blanchardstown Village and Coolmine. “I am delighted that the County Council have … Continue reading ROSELAWN RENOVATION GETS PLANNING GO-AHEAD