Frank O’Rourke TD has said the latest hospital waiting lists from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show the outpatient waiting list in Naas General Hospital is continuing its relentless upward surge
Frank said the figures show a 50% increase in the total number of people on outpatient waiting lists in the hospital since May 2016.
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James Lawless has criticised the failure of the Government and Minister Shane Ross in particular for their failure to urgently tackle the pressing issue of lack of capacity on the Kildare Line
James commented, “With an election looming we could badly do with a new Minister for Transport who actually engages on the brief. I have raised the parking (and carriage capacity) issues at Sallins in particular, and Kildare line in general, with Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Minister Ross numerous times but it seems they are not listening.”
“In the meantime I continue working with private and public interests and pushing for the stakeholders to work this out but really its time for a new government and a new Minister to instruct the NTA and Irish Rail, provide budgets and make this happen.”
James Lawless TD spoke in the Dáil this week on a motion about quarries and their environmental impact.
James said, “While the economic activity associated with quarries can be important to counties such as Kildare and West Wicklow, rural areas suffer disproportionately from the environmental impact and deal with HGV traffic on poor rural roads. Broadford, Kerdiffstown, and Eadestown have all had to endure this. The EPA needs to be more proactive in its regulation of quarries if we are to protect our landscape and amenities such as our water supply.”
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Yesterday in the Dáil James Lawless asked the Taoiseach to intervene in the ongoing crisis with parking facilities at Sallins Train Station.
James commented, “The carpark expansion has not been delivered and this week’s board meeting of CIE kicked plans to touch again. The Minister for Transport has refused to take any interest in the issue. The Taoiseach has now requested Minister Shane Ross to respond directly to me on the matter. I am also seeking an urgent meeting with the Chief Executive of CIE. This cannot continue.”
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James Lawless raised the chronic overcrowding of Naas Hospital with the Minister for Health in the Dáil yesterday
Naas General Hospital is the most overcrowded hospital in the Eastern region, which is shocking when you consider Dublin hospitals are also in this region.
James said, “A new endoscopy unit is badly needed as procedures are currently carried out in a prefab that is cold and lacks privacy and the Lakeview psychiatric unit also needs significant investment. An upgrade of the hospital has been in the pipeline for some time now and I have asked the Minister to ensure delivery.”
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