Mental health: Service shortfall could cost lives
Psychiatrists are increasingly concerned at the services available to people who are in acute psychiatric distress, writes Susan Mitchell.
Written warnings from eight psychiatrists in North Dublin paint an alarming picture of Ireland’s mental health service for patients in acute psychiatric distress. The psychiatrists describe how suicidal patients and others with psychotic disorders have waited up to eight days on trolleys in Beaumont Hospital’s emergency department and on medical wards before securing inpatient psychiatric beds.
They said patients were being discharged precipitously and that elderly psychiatric patients had been forced...
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