Tag: Health

New National Physical Activity Plan aims to get 500,000 more people exercising regularly

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that Ireland’s first ever National Physical Activity Plan, which will aim to get half a million more people taking regular exercise, will greatly benefit our battle against obesity. “Tackling obesity, and particularly childhood obesity, is of the utmost importance in terms of ensuring our health, and the health of our…

Free GP care will result in savings and increased peace of mind for over 70s in Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the commencement of registration for free GP care for everyone aged 70 and over, as announced by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD.   “I am pleased that every person aged 70 and over will have access to GP care without being charged. In order to avail of this,…

High registration of GPs for free under 6 care in Dublin North

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the high registration of GPs in the North County for free under 6 care. Data released this week by the Department of Health shows that 79% of GPs in Dublin North have registered for the scheme. The strong registration figures for GPs are mirrored by very high registration of children…

Development of National Children’s Hospital should be delayed no longer

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, questioned the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, on the progress in the development of the National Children’s Hospital. “The development of the National Children’s Hospital is of the utmost importance to ensure that our children have access to the best possible standard of care in times of illness. The New Children’s…

Universal GP care for over 70s approved by Cabinet

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell said that the Cabinet approval of a new Bill to provide a universal GP service for everyone over the age of 70 is a positive step forward and will benefit many people across Dublin Fingal.   “I am pleased that the Cabinet has approved a new Bill which will allow for the…

Applications now open for 2015 National Lottery Health Grants

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has called on community groups and organisations in the North County to consider applying for the 2015 National Lottery Health grants.   “The National Lottery Health grants are allocated each year to health groups who provide an important local service for people with specific needs, in addition to providing funding to community…

HSE Service Plan provides details of capital project for Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has today, (Thursday) welcomed the launch of the 2015 HSE Service Plan by the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD & Minister for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch TD. “After many years of significant reductions, there is a modest increase in funding in 2015. It will allow for Programme for Government…

Private Health Insurance Package will benefit many in Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell is pleased with Minister Varadkar’s announcement of the Private Health Insurance Package which aims to benefit consumers by stabilising the Private Health Insurance sector and tackling the issue of rising premiums.   “I am pleased that the Department of Health is taking action to address the issue of rising private health insurance…

Farrell welcomes the Government’s decision on the restoration of discretionary medical cards.

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has stated that he is encouraged by the Government’s decision to restore discretionary medical or GP visit cards to over 15,000 people with serious medical conditions.   “I am glad to see that people with serious medical conditions will have their medical cards returned to them automatically. This action is long overdue.…

Farrell welcomes appointment of expert group to review medical card system.

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has welcomed the HSE’s appointment of the expert panel to examine how medical conditions should be taken into account in relation to medical card eligibility.   “The appointment of the expert panel is a positive step of the utmost importance. It will allow us to address the system’s failings and the mistakes…