Our unhealthy mental health services
[ by Niall Hunter, Editor www.irishhealth.com]View a video version of this interview at...http://www.irishhealth.com/video_interview.html#
Some grim snapshots from our mental health services, supplied by Dr Siobhan Barry of the Irish Psychiatric Association (IPA):
*A large old-style psychiatric hospital in Wexford is no longer fit for purpose yet continues to house in-patients. It was previously fined after sewage leaked from its inadequate sewage facility into the local river. The lift system at the hospital broke down and had to be replaced at great expense. While taxpayers' money is spent on the upkeep of the building, the local community mental health service is poorly developed?