HSE has nowhere left to turn

With the government criticising its planning procedures and holding firm on a moratorium, and health unions opposing any redeployment proposals, the HSE is facing battles it cannot hope to win, writes Aileen O’Meara

9th May, 2009

New homes for 17 adults with intellectual disabilities were built a decade ago at St Peter ’s Centre in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath.

Ten years on, they remain empty. Staffing issues were at the heart of the problem which led to the houses - bought with the aid of a housing association and the then Health Board -being left unused. Last Thursday, Roisin Shortall of the Labour Party brought up the matter with management of the...

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