Paddy Dunne is 90 years young

Carnaross

Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Birthday Boy meets An Taoiseach in Government Buildings

In picture: Walter Waldron and Jim Nevin, Carnaross Branch, An
Taoiseach Dr. Leo Varadkar T.D., Paddy Dunne, Minister Damien English
T.D., Cllr. Sarah Reilly, Frank Mullan, Carnaross Branch and Cllr. Joe
Fox.

Long standing Fine Gael member from Carnaross, Paddy Dunne, celebrated
his 90th birthday last Wednesday 13th December 2017, reaching the age
of 90.

As part of the celebrations Meath West Fine Gael T.D. and Minister for
Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English organised a visit for Paddy
to both the Dáil and Government Buildings to mark the special day.

Paddy met with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. along with Cllr. Sarah
Reilly, Cllr Joe Fox and members of Fine Gael Carnaross Branch – Frank
Mullan, Jim Nevin and Walter Waldron.

Later that night the Carnaross Branch of Fine Gael, and Kells District
Executive of Fine Gael met in the Carnaross Inn for speeches and
presentations to Paddy, who showed no signs of tiring of the long
day’s events and festivities.

Minister English stated: “Paddy is a member of Fine Gael in Carnaross
and Meath since 1954. He has been a loyal member of the Carnaross
branch of Fine Gael for sixty-three years. He first canvassed for the
party in the General Election of 1954 when Patrick Giles (elected),
Denis Farrelly and Patrick Dillon stood for Fine Gael. Paddy has an
impeccable record of canvassing in 18 General Elections, 11 Local
Elections, 8 European elections and 6 Presidential Elections.  We wish
him well on his 90th birthday, and hope that there are many more years
of good health and fruitful political activity ahead!”

ENDS

Minister English uses Varadkar visit to welcome reform of Social Welfare as ‘true safety net’

Action Plan for Jobs, Budget 2017, Meath, Navan

Friday, 4th November 2016

New Intreo office at Kennedy Road will provide important range of services

“The visit of Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar T.D. to Navan
this week to open the new Intreo Office at Kennedy Road, shortly after
the Cabinet met to approve the new Social Welfare Bill for 2017 is
timely.  The new office is a great asset to Navan, whilst nationally
Minister Varadkar is bringing about important changes” local Minister
for Housing and Urban Renewal and Fine Gael T.D. for Meath West Damien
English has stated.

The new Intreo Centre at Kennedy Road provides a one-stop shop for
employment services and income supports with a range of personalised
supports to jobseekers including:

– Information on all the income supports provided by the Department of
Social Protection, for example, jobseeker’s payments, back to work and
back to education payments, one-parent family payments and pensions
– Help and advice on employment, training and personal development opportunities
– Personalised support to help you enter the workforce
– Self-service facilities with information and guidance on employment
and training   opportunities
– Information on job vacancies through jobsireland.ie

“Social welfare should become a true safety net for those in need, it
should reward those who have worked hard in their old age or in their
sickness, it should reward carers who save this state a fortune, and
it should incentivise work.  The Social Welfare Bill for 2017 helps
bring this about, and has been endorsed by the ESRI in this respect”
stated Minister English.

Some of the changes that Minister English highlighted and welcomed included:

·         An increase of €5 in all maximum weekly pension payments
including State Pension Contributory and Non-Contributory, Widow’s,
Widower’s, Surviving Civil Partner’s Pension and Disablement Pension
with proportionate increases for those on reduced rates of payment.
Proportionate increases for qualified adult dependants will also be
provided for;

·         An increase of €5 in all maximum weekly benefits and
allowances including Carer’s Benefit, Carer’s Allowance, Disability
Allowance, Invalidity Pension, Illness Benefit, Blind Pension, One
Parent Family Payment, Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance,
Maternity/Paternity/Adoptive Benefit and Farm Assist, with
proportionate increases for jobseekers under the age of 26 and those
in receipt of reduced rate payments. Proportionate increases for
qualified adult dependants will also be provided for.

ENDS

Varadkar to officially open Navan’s Emergency Department – English

Health, Meath, Navan

“I am delighted that the Minister for Health, Dr. Leo Varadkar T.D., has accepted my long standing invitation as a colleague in Government and a local Minister to officially open the refurbished Emergency Department of Our Lady’s Hospital Navan.  While others seek to cast a cloud of doubt and uncertainty over the future of the Hospital, and undermine staff morale, this Government is investing in Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan and is commited to its future” local Minister for Skills Research and Innovation and Meath West Fine Gael T.D. Damien English has said.

Minister Varadkar will officially open the Emergency Department on Friday, 30th October, before travelling on to visit St. Joseph’s in Trim.

Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan provides a general acute hospital service to the catchment area of Meath and a Regional elective Orthopaedic service.

The new Emergency Department refurbished and up and running since last year, and to be officially opened by Minister for Health, Dr. Leo Varadkar T.D. on Friday 30th October provides a 24 hour seven day service to patients presenting with injuries/illness ranging from life threatening medical problems to those with minor injuries and illness  for adult and young persons (i.e. >14years).  

The ranges of acute services at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan are as follows;

·        General Medicine, including MAU

·        General Surgery

·        Elective Orthopaedics

·        Regional Rheumatology Service

·        ICU/HDU

·        CCU

·        Emergency Department

·        Paediatrics (Out-patient Services)

·        Gynaecology (Day Surgery & Out-patient)

·        Acute Psychiatry (under governance of PCCC)

·        Medical and Surgical Day Services

·        Out-patient Services

·        Pathology Services

·        Radiology Services

·        Physical Medicine Services

·        Occupational Therapy

·        TSSU L/M

·        Pre-op Assessment

·        Palliative Care

·        Anaesthetic Services

Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan consists of 4 General Consultant Surgeons. The surgical teams provide an on call service to the Emergency Department, seeing approximately 200 patients monthly. However there are no Emergency Acute inpatient beds.

The Surgical Department also provides surgical consultation to the Intensive Care Unit, Orthopaedic and Medical Wards. It also has a busy out patient consultation and elective minor surgical and Endoscopy service. The Department is also supported by a Clinical Nurse Specialists in Pre- assessment and Infection Control.

Medicine

The Department of Medicine at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan provides General Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology/Diabetes, Elderly Medicine, Physical Medicine and Palliative Care. The Department of Medicine is supported by Medical Assessment Unit which facilitates direct referrals from General Practitioners. The Department of Medicine is also supported by a number of Clinical Nurse Specialists in Rheumatology, Diabetes, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Heart Failure, Infection Control and Health Promotion. Surgical Acute presentations requiring admission are currently facilitated in a 1:5. A replacement Capital Project is currently in progress.

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
A regional elective Orthopaedic service is provided in Our Ladys Hospital Navan, this serves the population of Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath and North Dublin.