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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

€12m restored to Mental Health Budget after Campaigns

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that he is delighted that the mental health budget has been restored after an amount of €12m was allocated to a different area following last years budget.

“An additional €500m was approved by cabinet this week towards the annual health budget and from this Minister Simon Harris […]

June 10th, 2016|Health|

Call for Increased Investment in Kildare Mental Health Services

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has outlined the urgent need for increased funding for mental health services in Co. Kildare.  He was speaking in the Dail yesterday (Tuesday) evening during a debate on mental health where he focused on young people in Kildare and the need to increase funding for mental health services.

“Kildare […]

Delays in Nurses Registration Unacceptable

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that he will continue to push for improvements to the registration process for nurses which has a huge backlog at present. This is causing severe disruption for both nurses and employers such as the HSE and private nursing homes.

“All nurses who wish to work […]