Children’s mental health services under review

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Print WhatsApp NewsHealthChildren’s mental health services under reviewBy Bernie English – April 15, 2019 913 Advertisement Twitter Tom Neville TDMENTAL health services for children which normally operate round the clock at University Hospital Limerick have been suspended to accommodate a review of the service.In response to a Dáil question from Limerick Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, Minister of State Jim Daly said the review was being carried out because only 14 patients used the service in the whole of last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We have to look at our resources and see if that is the best use of them and we are engaging with consultants as well as patients, their families and the HSE,” he explained.“We need to see that we are deploying our resources in the most appropriate manner when the demand is clearly not there when just 14 patients presented for treatment.”The HSE issued a statement to the Limerick Leader newspaper assuring patients and families that while the service is under review, children under the age of 14 who present outside normal working hours are still being seen, either by a paediatric consultant psychiatrist if there is one available or by another suitable doctor in the emergency department.While the matter is still under review, the HSE says it hopes to be able to produce a final plan shortly.In the meantime, paediatric patients in need of mental health services are still being seen as normal during the day. Email Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleLimerick Council pledges to take action on mental healthNext articleLimerick Businessman Awarded Prestigious All-Ireland Business Award Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyMental HealthNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patientslast_img

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