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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|

€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 […]

2016-06-10T15:33:59+00:00 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 […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Children & Youth Affairs, Dáil Debates, Health, Press Release|

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 […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Health, Press Release|

Staff Recruitment at Naas Hospital must be fast tracked

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has this week in the Dail called for the fast tracking of Naas General Hospital’s application for additional nursing staff and the conversion of 16 agency staff nurses to full time positions. Deputy Heydon was speaking after he raised the issue as a topical debate before Minister […]

2016-10-23T07:20:12+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Dáil Debates, Health|

Budget 2015 Confirms Extension of BreastCheck

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, said today (Thursday) the decision to extend BreastCheck to 65-69 year olds in 2015 demonstrates the Government’s commitment to improving the wellbeing of Irish women.

“I had received many representations on this issue from women who had availed of BreastCheck and their families who could see the huge […]

2014-10-22T16:14:42+00:00 October 14th, 2014|Health, Press Release|