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Two-tier health care for cancer patients is a new low – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the news that cancer patients in the public health system will not get access to certain new and potentially lifesaving  drugs that those in private hospitals will get, as ‘a new low’. The Sinn Féin TD said it highlights the two-tier health system that has evolved under […]

Crowe welcomes new supports for kidney donors

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has joined his party colleague Louise O’Reilly TD in welcoming proposed changes to the policy on the Reimbursement of Expenses of Living Kidney Donors, in particular the decision to offer childcare reimbursement as costs for those who work in the home. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “As a society we […]

Primary care is not delivering because of severe staff shortages – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has challenged the government’s commitment to primary care after his party, Sinn Féin, received new figures showing one in five primary care centres across the State have no General Practitioner. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “The figures release to my colleague and Sinn Féin Health spokesperson, Louise O’Reilly TD, from […]

Decision on Spinraza drug leaves patients distraught and distressed – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said he is deeply concerned that the Health Service Executive has decided that it will not sanction approval of the life changing drug Spinraza (Nusinersen) for sufferers of Spinal Muscular Atrophy on the grounds of its high cost. The Sinn Féin TD strongly criticised the decision and expressed […]

National Children’s Hospital overrun not a process failure, but a failure to govern – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has described the Minister for Finance, Pascal Donohoe’s, promise of new procurement legislation to prevent capital overruns as a cynical attempt to deflect attention from his Government’s ineptitude in managing taxpayers’ money when it comes to the National Children’s Hospital. The Sinn Féin TD was speaking after […]

Answers needed on Children’s Hospital overspend – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD,  Seán Crowe, has called the published terms of reference for the independent review into the rising costs of the National Children’s Hospital outrageous, because they will stop short of determining the culpability of the overspend at an individual level. Deputy Seán Crowe TD stated: “The overrun at the National […]