5 Cork mental health facilitie...


5 Cork mental health facilities labelled "inappropriate"

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01:48 30 Jun 2022

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Five mental health facilities in Cork have been deemed "inappropriate", according to the Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission, John Farrelly.

The quality of public mental health facilities remains the primary concern of the Mental Health Commission, for the fifth year running.

The Commission's latest report shows patients are typically offered better care in private facilities.

It's sought an updated action plan from the HSE to address outstanding issues and increase standards in public clinics.

Chief Executive John Farrelly says facilities must be good for people who are in such bad health:

"If you look in Cork, five of the buildings are really dark. They're not really what you would need for modern mental health care. That's down to management and governance and making sure that you have buildings. If you were running a hotel, even the lowest star hotel, it makes sure that the people that were in there would have decent facilities. If you're if someone is at their lowest of the low in terms of the mental health, the facilities have to be good."

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