Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has welcomed the proposals to locate a Western Regional Rehabilitation Centre at Roscommon County Hospital.
Fine Gael TD for Dublin North, Alan Farrell, has called on Fianna Fáil TD and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, John McGuinness, to clarify whether he signed off on the €71,353 in overtime, mileage and subsistence claimed by his son, Cllr Andrew McGuinness, when he worked in his father’s Ministerial office at the Department of Enterprise from 2007 to 2009. This included €30,000 in overtime payments in 2008 alone, as reported in the Irish Independent.
Fine Gael Cork South Central Deputy and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has said the Higgin’s Report on the Establishment of Hospital Groups and the Small Hospital Framework, which has been approved by Cabinet today (Tuesday), signals a new dawn in the organisation of our hospitals which will ultimately mean better outcomes for patients.
Fine Gael Louth Deputy, Peter Fitzpatrick, has said the Higgin’s Report on the Establishment of Hospital Groups and the Small Hospital Framework which is expected to be approved by Cabinet this afternoon (Tuesday) will give hospitals like Louth County Hospital the support they need to treat more people in the future to the highest possible standards.
Fine Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has said the Higgin’s Report on the Establishment of Hospital Groups and the Small Hospital Framework which has been approved by Cabinet this afternoon (Tuesday) will result in better service provision, the retention of well trained staff and the development of specialities in smaller hospitals.
Fine Gael Waterford Senator, Maurice Cummins, has said the fact that Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH) is to retain its current suite of cardiology, trauma and oncology services under the Report on the Establishment of Hospital Groups and the Small Hospital Framework, which has been approved by Cabinet this afternoon (Tuesday), signals a bright future for the hospital in the years ahead.
Fine Gael Cork South West has hailed the reorganisation of public hospitals in Ireland as the most significant reform of the healthcare system in the history of the State.
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, yesterday (Monday) attended the launch of the Irish Greyhound Derby’s 55th anniversary celebrations in Shelbourne Park, as the Derby announced a new three year sponsorship deal with Enterprise Targeting Solutions.
Fine Gael Carlow/Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the publication of the Higgins' Report on the Establishment of Hospital Groups and the Small Hospital Framework, which were approved by the Cabinet earlier today (Tuesday). Deputy Deering added that St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny will benefit from working together with other hospitals as part of the new Dublin East Hospital Group.
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Tuesday) warmly welcomed progress on developing the Boyne Valley to Lakelands County Greenway, stating that the project has taken a significant step forward with the approval of a Part 8 scheme by Meath County Council.