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Over 6,000 Now Waiting for Cataract Surgery

by Seán Crowe TD

Over 6,000 Now Waiting for Cataract Surgery Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has described the Health Service Executive released to his Sinn Fein colleague Louise O Reilly TD that show figures of over 6,000 people waiting for cataract surgery across the State as unacceptable.  There is currently an average waiting time of 28 months for […]

Crowe welcomes Bill to establish CervicalCheck Tribunal

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed the Bill to establish the CervicalCheck Tribunal but said that in the interests of full disclosure the Tribunal must allow those who have previously received an award from a court settlement to give evidence. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “I welcome the publication of the General […]

Trolley crisis reveals another broken government promise – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the ongoing shortage of beds in the hospital system as another broken government promise and said it was continuing to impact on a daily basis on patients and staff, with trolley numbers growing. The Sinn Féin TD said there were 582 patients on trolleys today (30 April) […]

Children missing out because of long dental list delays – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said the waiting lists for Health Service Executive (HSE) dental services are failing to deliver for children and this is putting their oral health at risk with 16,603 currently waiting between 6 months and a year for an assessment, and 1,500 waiting for treatment. The Sinn Féin TD […]

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 […]