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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 […]

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 […]