It says many facilities are multi-occupancy and not fit for purpose.
A state watchdog is calling for urgent investment in mental health units, including at the Lakeview Unit at Naas General, to protect against another surge of Covid-19.
Legislation needed to ensure buildings are fit for purpose, Mental Health Commission says https://t.co/wlp8RMx2JC— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) June 10, 2021
The Mental Health Commission says many facilities are multi-occupancy and not fit for purpose.
There were 422 cases of Covid in residential mental health services between March and July of last year.
The commission's chief executive, Caragh's John Farrelly, joined Eoin Beatty on Friday's edition of Kildare Today.
We released our second paper on Covid-19 this morning. It calls for urgent investment in mental health facilities and the development of more robust legislation to protect residents now and into the future.— Mental Health Commission Ireland (@MHCIreland) June 10, 2021
Our statement: https://t.co/qaPUqNIFF6
Watch our summary: pic.twitter.com/70n4tmAbjw