‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’

By Dan Walsh This is a famous line from ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (1772-1834, English poet) and suggests that ‘despite being surrounded by something you cannot benefit from it’. It is an interesting theory – a bit like support local! I learned that quote at primary school…Continue reading “‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’”

HSE should reverse Gorey healthcare decision

By Dan Walsh Public representatives in Gorey are calling on the Heath Service Executive (HSE) to reverse a decision that the popular Saturday Morning Urgent Care Service at The Palms medical practice at The Avenue, Gorey is to cease after 68 years! It is understood that the HSE have ceased payments for the Urgent CareContinue reading “HSE should reverse Gorey healthcare decision”

Kilanerin Vaccination Centre opened today

By Dan Walsh The eagerly anticipated Kilanerin Vaccination Centre opened its doors today and activity got off to a good start in the community centre where ten vaccination booths have been created for the Covid-19 HSE programme. The new centre has the capacity to offer 1,200 vaccinations a day, operating 8am to 8pm and cateringContinue reading “Kilanerin Vaccination Centre opened today”

New Vaccination Centre at Kilanerin

By Dan Walsh Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the welcome news that the HSE has secured a site for a new vaccination centre that will serve both south Wicklow and north Wexford at Kilanerin Community Centre. The new centre is expected to be fully operational by the middle of June and will haveContinue reading “New Vaccination Centre at Kilanerin”

HSE ‘slap in the face’ to people of Wexford

By Dan Walsh There is frustration at Wexford General Hospital where it has emerged that €250,000 publicly raised for a state-of-the-art MRI machine two and a half years ago has been ignored by the HSE and is left in the Friends of Wexford General Hospital bank account. Speaking on local radio earlier this week, DirectorContinue reading “HSE ‘slap in the face’ to people of Wexford”

Wexford General Hospital “mismanagement”; Deputy Murphy

By Dan Walsh Waiting lists concerns at Wexford General Hospital were aired on tonight’s edition of RTE’s Prime Time by Wexford Independent Deputy Verona Murphy who was on the programme to comment on today’s Covid-19 plan announcement by An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin. Deputy Murphy said the people have lost confidence and Level 5 is notContinue reading “Wexford General Hospital “mismanagement”; Deputy Murphy”

UHW Cath Lab contract is signed

By Dan Walsh The contract for construction of a second Catheterisation Laboratory at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) awarded to local company Tom O’Brien Construction Ltd is expected to start in the first week of May and take 12 months to deliver. The Department of Health confirmed today that the construction contractor award letter has nowContinue reading “UHW Cath Lab contract is signed”

Enniscorthy secures County Vaccination Centre

By Dan Walsh The renowned Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club beside the River Slaney at Enniscorthy is confirmed as the Vaccination Centre for County Wexford. Local Minister James Browne said that an agreement has been reached between the Riverside Hotel and the HSE to provide the County Wexford Vaccination Centre in Enniscorthy and thisContinue reading “Enniscorthy secures County Vaccination Centre”

Wexford Covid-19 “a very serious concern”

By Dan Walsh Following an extension of existing restrictions and additional measures announced by the government, HSE, Gardaí and Wexford County Council, in a joint special appeal issued today, are warning that “the Covid 19 incident rate in Co. Wexford in the first month of 2021 has been very worrying and remains a very seriousContinue reading “Wexford Covid-19 “a very serious concern””

Wexford GPs access to diagnostic services

By Dan Walsh Visiting the doctor’s surgery may be more revolutionary in the future! Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, stated this week that the HSE is to make available to GPs increased direct access to diagnostic services that would give GPs across the country the ability to access an additional 94,000 diagnostic procedures, suchContinue reading “Wexford GPs access to diagnostic services”