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T he new acute adult mental health unit, which opened in the grounds of University Hospital Galway recently, represents a major step forward for local psychiatric services, the former chairperson of the HSE West's regional health forum said this week.
The insensitive treatment of mental health patients at hospitals in the city was slammed by former mayor Padraig Conneely at the regional health forum on Tuesday.
A man who presented at the emergency department of UHG for psychiatric admission left the department without supervision and was missing for 36 hours.
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.
An unprecedented number of assaults on nurses at University Hospital Galway’s acute psychiatric unit in the past four months was at the centre of their decision to refuse to go on duty yesterday (Wednesday) morning at 7.30am. At the time of going to press night staff had remained on duty to run the service in the interim.
A second suicide crisis assessment nurse has been appointed to the Galway and Roscommon Mental Health Services.
The HSE Midlands has launched the second edition of the Portfolio of Mental Health Assessment Tools, which will enhance assessment for mental health clients. The launch, which was hosted in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at Athlone Institute of Technology, was attended by HSE mental heath services staff from Westmeath, Offaly, Longford, and Laois, mental heath practitioners, and service user groups.
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Nurses from Kilkenny travelling to Australia this year are being urged to avail of interviews taking place in the county early next month. ICE Group has been appointed by the New South Wales Department of Health to recruit 150 Irish registered psychiatric nurses for a new forensic hospital in Sydney.