HSE chief confirms closure plans for Rosalie unit

The HSE chief in the west has confirmed the ‘wind-down’ plans for the Rosalie unit in Castlerea.

Up to 300 people attended a public meeting in the west Roscommon town last night as anger continues to mount over the imminent closure of the Alzheimer’s and dementia unit.

The fears are based on there being now new admissions to the facility since September 2016, with only 13 residents living there at present.


Tony Canavan, the chief officer for the HSE in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, confirms the unit has no future in the health system, which is moving away from long-term residential care.

Mr Canavan also indicates other facilities in Roscommon face an uncertain future, such as day-care centres throughout the county.