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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 […]

October 14th, 2014|Health, Press Release|

Heydon seeks Extension of Breastcheck to 65-69

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that it is imperative we extend the successful Breastcheck programme to women over 65 in order to save more lives.

“Today I submitted my pre-budget submission on health issues to Minister Leo Varadkar highlighting the need to have Breastcheck extended to women over 65. There […]

October 3rd, 2014|Health, Press Release|

PQ on Healthy Ireland

To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the progress of the Healthy Ireland Project; his priorities in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Martin Heydon T.D.
REPLY. Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025,  was launched in March 2013. It is the […]

PQ re aids for Drivers with a Disability


DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Health (Ms. Lynch) by Deputy Martin Heydon for WRITTEN ANSWER on 03/07/2014

*  To ask the Minister for Health his plans to review the current driving concessions available for persons with disabilities and who require assistance and support with driving; and if […]

Suspension of discretionary medical card review is welcome

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) welcomed the statement by the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Alex White TD, in the Dáil that the HSE Director General will now suspend reviews of medical cards where discretion had been exercised to take account of medical circumstances.

It comes after […]

Minister Fitzgerald attends opening of Teach Tearmainn

I was delighted to accompany Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald to the official open of Kildare first women’s and children refuge at Teach Tearmainn.

The opening of two fully furnished residential apartments at the refuge is the result of commitment and hard work from Jacinta Carey and her team at Teach Tearmainn.  The […]

Ballymore Health Centre – Change in Hours Update

I received a number of representations regarding the reduction in surgery hours during the summer in the Ballymore Eustace service run by Dr. Andrina O’Brien when it was reduced further to just two days a week. There was concern expressed that contractual obligations with the HSE were being breached.

I highlighted this matter with the HSE and they […]

December 14th, 2013|Ballymore Eustace, Health|

Kilcullen Primary Care Centre Moves Closer

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has this week welcomed the granting of planning permission by Kildare County Council for a proposed Primary Health Care Centre and Care of the Aged facility at New Abbey Road, Kilcullen.  The granting of planning permission moves this project a step closer to fruition.

“I am delighted that this […]