“Deplorable” – TD hits out after report slams Sligo-Leitrim mental health facility

A local TD has described the management of a Sligo/Leitrim mental health facility as ‘deplorable’ after a highly critical watchdog report.

The Mental Health Commission made 13 findings of noncompliance about the rehab and recovery unit at St John’s Hospital in Sligo.

Seven were given a ‘high-risk’ rating, with the bathrooms in a ‘very poor state’ and an ongoing ‘malodorous smell’ in two bedrooms.

Sligo-Leitrim TD Martin Kenny has called for extra staffing and resources to address the adverse findings.