Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) welcomed the first meeting of the National Taskforce on youth Mental Health which took place on Tuesday 6th. The taskforce was set up by Junior Minister with responsibility for Mental Health Helen McEntee as a response to the high levels of mental health concerns among […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Wednesday) welcomed the confirmation from the HSE that all children under 18 with a cancer diagnosis will be issued with a medical card for five years in recognition of the burden which is placed on a family when […]
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) raised the matter of Naas Hospital in the Dáil with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. He received a commitment from the Minister in relation to protecting Naas Hospital against additional demands due to any possible changes at […]
Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Monday) welcomed confirmation from the HSE and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar that plans are progressing towards the construction of a new 100 bed unit at St. Vincents Hospital Athy complete with dementia specific beds and a day care facility.
“The new unit is included in the […]
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 […]
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 […]