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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 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:14+00:00 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 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:14+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Health, Parliamentary Questions|

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 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:17+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Health, Parliamentary Questions|

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 […]

2014-05-30T18:08:16+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Health, Press Release|

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 […]

2014-05-07T23:46:50+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Children & Youth Affairs, Health, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release|

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 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:21+00:00 December 14th, 2013|Ballymore Eustace, Health|

Teach Tearmainn Funding Confirmed

Department funding of €58,500 will finally allow fit out of Apartments

“I am delighted that an amount of €58,500, the maximum grant possible, has been awarded to Teach Tearmainn by Minister James Reilly today. Teach Tearmainn is Kildare’s first refuge for women and children who have suffered domestic violence and is a vital resource […]

2014-03-29T09:59:47+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Children & Youth Affairs, Health, Kildare Town, Press Release|

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 […]

2014-03-31T03:53:09+00:00 June 17th, 2013|Health, Kilcullen, Press Release|

Organ Donation makes Economic Sense

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has this week supported calls for an opt out clause for Organ Donation in Ireland. Speaking in the Dail, Deputy Heydon emphasised the importance of raising awareness of organ donation and believes a system of presumed consent will lead to increased donations.

“This is an issue I feel very […]

2016-10-23T07:20:23+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Health, Press Release|