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.


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: