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Positive patient survey results for Tallaght Hospital highlighted great work of healthcare workers – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has said that the results of the HIQA National Patient Experience Survey for 2018 highlights the positive care delivered by nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in hospitals like Tallaght, and across the State, despite the crippling recruitment and retention crisis. Deputy Seán Crowe said “In the […]

Crowe welcomes the opening of Lyme disease centre

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed the news that a new centre is to open this month for the treatment of Lyme disease in the Mater Hospital. The Sinn Féin TD said that he hoped the new centre will bring enhanced skills and awareness, including speedier diagnosis. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Lyme disease […]

Health chaos set to continue as funding crisis deepens – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the news that the Department of Health is facing a funding crisis of at least €600 million as deeply disturbing. The Sinn Féin TD said it will inevitably impact on current and promised services. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Years of budget cuts, dubious forward planning, poor work […]

Government is refusing to report on its obesity action plan – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to publish an annual report on the progress of implementing the ‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016 – 2025’. The Sinn Féin TD said the action plan is now two years old and despite the […]

Trolley crisis No Relief Soon

by Seán Crowe TD

Trolley Crisis No Relief Soon Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has described the news that a 92 year old was left on a chair in the Emergency Department of the Mater Hospital for over 24 hours as another scandal that demeans us all. Crowe said that without any new plans or new approaches that […]

Smear Test Backlog Delay Appalling

by Seán Crowe TD

Smear Test Backlog Delay Appalling Says Crowe   Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has criticised the Minister for Health Simon Harris for not ensuring additional resources were forthcoming in conjunction with provision of repeat smears. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “When the Cervical Check scandal broke some months ago, one of the main promises made by […]