Controversy surrounding breach...


Controversy surrounding breaches in Glanmire mental health facility

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02:43 19 Oct 2022

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The Mental Health Commission has entered proceedings against the HSE in relation to the alleged breach of a condition attached to the registration of an inpatient mental health centre in

The District Court heard that the HSE allegedly breached a condition of its registration of St. Stephen’s Hospital by admitting a patient in to the acute centre in December of last year.

Judge Marian O'Leary was told that inspections at the centre over a number of years have highlighted issues of concern and a condition had been imposed prohibiting the registration of new patients in the acute centre with some exceptions to the conditions.

A solicitor acting on behalf of the HSE, said that the matter is fully contested and stressed that the patient was an exceptionally vulnerable person.

Judge O'Leary granted a four week adjournment of the case and listed it for mention on November 16th next.

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