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Councillor Catherine Connolly has welcomed the support of the Regional Health Forum regarding her motion suggesting the Forum receive an urgent report on what steps have been taken by HSE West to remedy the position of the psychiatric unit in Galway. Ms Connolly was speaking in relation to the ongoing health and safety concerns of the staff and those of the Mental Health Commission.
A Galway city councillor is calling for €50 million to be set aside in Budget 2015 for mental health funding, following publication of figures showing one in seven adults in Ireland suffers mental health problems annually.
Political pressure must be put on the HSE West to review its decision that all new mental health patients from Ballinasloe must now attend the psychiatric unit at University Hospital Galway, a former vice chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum insists.
NUI Galway’s School of Law, in association with the Employment Law Association of Ireland, will host the inaugural conference for the new LLM programme in international and comparative disability law and policy, entitled ‘Employment Law and Mental Health’, this Saturday.
The National Youth Council of Ireland is very concerned by the latest report from the Mental Health Commission stating that 200 young people under 18 were admitted to adult mental health hospitals in 2007 while 113 young people have been admitted to adult units in the first half of 2008.
Mental health patients who are currently being treated in a facility in South Tipperary will soon be transferred to St Luke’s Hospital Psychiatric ward in Kilkenny.