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High risk issues identified at Sligo hospital mental health unit

Feb 18, 2022 09:02 By Shannonside News
High risk issues identified at Sligo hospital mental health unit High risk issues identified at Sligo hospital mental health unit
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The purpose built unit opened in 2020 and has capacity for 25 people.

Two high-risk noncompliance have been reported at the mental health unit at Sligo University Hospital.

According to recent inspection by the Mental Health Commission, the centre's compliance rate remained unchanged at 88%

This purpose built unit opened in 2020 and has capacity for 25 people.

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The centre was operating with one condition attached related to staffing, which inspections from the Mental Health Commission found it was operating within. during this inspection.

A total of 30 areas were examined with four non compliances recorded - two deemed high and two moderate.

The centre received high-risk non compliances for the regulation on individual care planning and Part 4 of the Mental Health Act 2001, which relates to consent to treatment.

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The centre was high-risk non-compliant with consent to treatment as one involuntary patient's records did not document that the responsible consultant psychiatrist had assessed the patient's capacity to consent to receive treatment

In relation to the high-risk rating for care planning, residents' individual care plans inspected were found to be inadequate.

Responding to the report, The HSE says the in Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Service acknowledge the areas of non-compliance highlighted in the Mental Health Commission's report and have already agreed a corrective and preventive action plan with the commission and we have already begun to implement this plan.

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