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Mental Health Commission Calls For Urgent Investment In Mental Health Units.

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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.

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.

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