A €13m, purpose-built mental health unit for long-term psychiatric patients opens in Co Kerry today but nurses’ unions are warning that a low skill model of staff ratio and failure to reach levels of experienced staff will lead to more assaults on nurses.
Tue, 11 Jul, 2017
The HSE has moved to reassure those concerned about derelict, or mostly unused, properties it owns that steps are being taken to ensure they do not meet the same fate as the St Kevin’s facility in Cork which was gutted by fire this week.
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
It MIGHT be flippant to suggest that conditions at the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) are ‘crazy’, but before long we could be wondering if some of those responsible for those conditions are not in need of treatment themselves.
Thu, 15 Dec, 2011
FAILINGS in mental health units across the country including “serious deficits” in services, “unacceptable” living conditions, and “insufficient” bathing facilities, have been highlighted in the 2008 Inspector of Mental Health Services report.
Tue, 17 Feb, 2009
Wed, 23 May, 2007