Health

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

ALL OVER-70S CAN NOW SIGN UP FOR FREE GP CARE – BURTON

31 July 2015

Over-70s in Dublin West who do not already have a medical card can now sign up for free GP care, the Tánaiste and Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has confirmed. The registration process for over 70s free GP care begins today (Friday 31st July), and the service will be available from Wednesday. The Tánaiste said: … Continue reading ALL OVER-70S CAN NOW SIGN UP FOR FREE GP CARE – BURTON

JOAN WELCOMES MOVE TO RELOCATE ROTUNDA MATERNITY SERVICES TO CONNOLLY HOSPITAL

30 June 2015

One of the most famous hospitals in Ireland is to be relocated, following a proposal by the hospital to move to a new site.

NAVAN ROAD PRIMARY CARE CENTRE OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS

26 June 2015

Residents in Navan Road and Ashtown are to benefit from a state of the art new Primary Care centre offering a full range of HSE services, Tánaiste Joan Burton said today (Friday 26thJune). She was speaking at the official opening of Centric Health and Navan Road Primary Care Centre, located on a site adjacent to … Continue reading NAVAN ROAD PRIMARY CARE CENTRE OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS

HIGH UPTAKE IN DUBLIN WEST FOR FREE GP VISITS – BURTON

11 June 2015

Over seven in ten doctors in Dublin West have signed up to provide free GP care to under 6s, according to fresh figures released this week.

BURTON ADVISES DUBLIN 15 HOUSEHOLDS ON LEAD ISSUE

10 June 2015

The Government has this week published a national strategy to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water. The Strategy will map the scale of the problem and provide measures to reduce any possible risks to the people’s health posed by lead in drinking water. It has been prepared by the Department of the Environment, with … Continue reading BURTON ADVISES DUBLIN 15 HOUSEHOLDS ON LEAD ISSUE