Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, raised the valuable contribution of KARE in Kildare with Minister Simon Harris in the Dail this week. They were speaking around the report of the independent review group who examined the role of voluntary organisations in the health sector. […]
The Government has approved the General Scheme of a Bill intended to change the treatment of family farms and businesses under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, also known as the Fair Deal according to Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.
“Progress on changes to this area of the Fair Deal scheme is welcome and […]
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the approval of access to Spinraza for children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Deputy Heydon said: “The Minister for Health Simon Harris has confirmed the decision to approve access for Nusinersen (Spinraza) for children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type I, II or III on an exceptional […]
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon and Newbridge local election candidate Peggy O’Dwyer have pushed health Minister Simon Harris for progress on the new endoscopy unit urgently needed for Naas General Hospital.
Following their discussion at a recent meeting Deputy Heydon said “we are expecting the publication of the HSE’s capital plan in […]
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed confirmation that an additional 550 intensive homecare packages will be made available by the HSE over the winter period. They are part of a range of measures announced this week to support older people’s transition from acute […]
Need to Progress New Mental Health Unit & Endoscopy/Oncology Units For Naas General Hospital Highlighted in the Dail
Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has again raised the need for investment in proposed new Units at Naas Hospital with the Health Department during a Dail debate this week with Minister of State at the Department of Health Finian McGrath.
“The significant increase in Kildare’s population in recent decades means we need urgent infrastructural investment in […]
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Kildare County Council this morning that planning permission has been granted for the new Athy Primary Care centre. The primary care centre is to be constructed at the site of the former shirt factory on the Dublin Road.
“I am delighted that planning permission has […]
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has raised delays in the provision of Home Care Packages in Kildare and Laois in the Dail today (Tuesday) and called on the HSE and the Department of Health to find the funding to clear the current backlog as soon as possible.
“The priority must be to clear the […]
Free GP care has this week been extended to carers in Kildare, Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has said.
Deputy Heydon confirmed that 14,000 Carers nationally will now receive the Free GP Visit Card.
Deputy Heydon said: “The new Health legislation passed by the Oireachtas earlier this summer means that anyone in receipt of […]
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed news he received on foot of a Parliamentary Question that funding for a new endoscopy unit, physical medicine unit, oncology unit and day procedure department at Naas General Hospital is included in the HSE’s 2018-2022 Capital Programme.
Deputy Heydon said: […]