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Crowe calls for medical cards for terminally ill

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the Health Minister Simon Harris to scrap his review into issuing discretionary medical cards to terminally ill citizens and introduce the scheme immediately. The Sinn Féin TD said that the small number of those who are terminally don’t have the time to wait for a lengthy […]

Number of patients on trolleys soar as winter approaches – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the health service as being in a worse state now than when Fine Gael took charge in 2011. The Sinn Féin TD said that with the number of patients on trolleys soaring, that the service is totally unprepared for the winter months. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “After […]

Crowe welcomes lifting of blood donation ban

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed the news that the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) have lifted the ban on people who were resident in the North and Britain during the vCJD, or ‘Mad cow disease’ crisis, donating blood in this State. The Sinn Féin TD has called on the IBTS to also […]

Company sued by State Department awarded hospital contract – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the news that a company currently being sued by the Department of Education was awarded the contract to build the new 60 bed ward at University Hospital Limerick, as absolutely bonkers. The Sinn Féin TD said: “I had to pinch myself when I heard the news that […]

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 […]