Kenny hopes for quick progress on new Sligo-Leitrim mental health unit

Sinn Fein TD Martin Kenny is hopeful that a new mental health unit to cover the Sligo Leitrim area will be on stream by early next year.

The TD admits a report from the Mental Health Commission into the Sligo-Leitrim Mental Health in-patient unit which found 19 areas of non-compliance is a major worry.

Inspectors were unhappy with the premises and highlighted issues in relation to ligature anchor points as well having just two showers for 15 men.

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The HSE has confirmed that plans to move acute patients to a new facility are progressing and Deputy Kenny says it’s vital that a new building is provided soon: