Tag: Health

Staff shortages at St. Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Services in Portrane must be addressed urgently

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said action must be taken urgently to address the staff shortages at St. Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Services in Portrane. “I recently raised the issue of staff shortages at St. Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Services in Portrane with the HSE. This is a matter of concern for many people in our community as…

New website gives support to carers in Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that a new online resource for carers will be of great support to people caring for relatives and loved ones in the North County. The announcement of the new HSE resource comes during the tenth annual National Carer’s Week, which falls during 13th – 19th June this year. “The new…

€31 million in additional funding for disability services will assist people in Dublin Fingal and across country

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said the approval of €31 million in additional funding for disability services by Government is a positive move in providing essential supports and services to those who need them in the North County, and across the country. “I am delighted with the announcement that the Government has approved additional funding of…

New price negotiations urgently needed to allow cystic fibrosis patients to get access to Orkambi drug

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal has said that he is disappointed that the Orkambi drug for Cystic Fibrosis was not recommended for approval by the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics. “I was disappointed to learn that the Orkambi drug for Cyctic Fibrosis was not recommended for approval by the National Centre of Pharmacoeconomics. The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics took this…

We must place a greater focus on mental health in every local community

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell called for a greater focus on mental health in terms of frontline and infrastructural support, education and the promotion of enhanced awareness in every community in the North County, and across the country. Speaking in Dáil Éireann, Deputy Farrell called for the stigma, which is unfortunately still associated with mental health, to…