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Pressure Continues for New Naas Endoscopy Unit as Minister Meets Naas Hospital Management

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said that he is continuing to push for progress on funding for a new Endoscopy Unit at Naas Hospital.  This follows a meeting he facilitated between Management from Naas Hospital and the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group with Minister Simon Harris to […]

2017-04-11T12:27:54+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Health, Press Release|

Older people in Kildare to benefit from reduced prescription charges


Older people in Kildare are set to benefit from Fine Gael’s new health legislation. That’s according to Kildare South TD Martin Heydon who is highlighting a new Bill reducing prescription charges for medical card holders aged 70 and over, as well as their dependents, from, Wednesday, 1st March. “New health legislation being introduced this week […]

2017-03-05T22:51:33+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Health, Press Release|

HSE Service Plan includes €300k for Mental Health Liaison Team for Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that an allocation of €300,000 in the HSE service plan will allow recruitment to begin on a new liaison team for mental health services in Kildare.  The HSE service plan for 2017 was published this week.

“This funding confirmation is very welcome news for mental health services […]

2016-12-19T00:42:07+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Health, Press Release|

€5.5m Funding Much Needed for Lakeview Unit in Naas Hospital

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) welcomed confirmation of funding of €5.5m to improve facilities at Lakeview the Acute Mental Health Unit in Naas Hospital.
“Minister for Health Simon Harris visited Naas Hospital in November and saw at first hand the need for improved facilities.  I emphasised to him at that meeting the […]

2016-12-12T19:40:42+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Health, Press Release|

Fine Gael working on Alcohol Bill to address Concerns of Kildare Small Retailers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Monday) said that he and his Fine Gael colleagues are working with Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy to seek solutions that would address concerns raised by many small retailers in Kildare South on proposals in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

“This Bill is long overdue and includes many […]

2016-11-28T15:31:18+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Health|

Minister Harris Visits Naas Hospital

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said he was pleased to welcome Minister for Health Simon Harris to visit Naas Hospital last Monday where he met staff, viewed the new CT scanner being installed and heard of plans for the proposed new Endoscopy Unit.

“Hospital Manager Alice Kinsella gave a detailed presentation to the Minister, […]

2016-11-23T19:39:26+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Health, Press Release|

The Need for GP Training Programme for Co. Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has raised the need for a dedicated GP Training Programme for Co. Kildare.  Deputy Heydon was speaking in the Dail during Topical issues yesterday (Tuesday).

“With our growing population in Co. Kildare, confirmed by a 5.6% increase in the 2016 census I want to ensure that we are in […]

2016-10-05T18:28:08+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Health|

New Website dedicated to Carers

I hope that a new online resource for carers will be of great support to people caring for relatives and loved ones in Kildare. The announcement of the new HSE resource comes during the tenth annual National Carer’s Week, which falls during 13th – 19th June this year.

“The new national website dedicated to carers found at […]

2016-06-19T22:53:53+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Children & Youth Affairs, Health, Press Release|