West Clare Psychiatrist Calls For Immediate Action To Address Shortage Of Mental Health Supports

A West Clare Psychiatrist insists that immediate action needs to be taken to address the shortage of community support services for mental health patients.

The Mental Health Commission has found significant gaps in the availability of specialist rehabilitation services outside the acute bed system in hospitals.

The issues were highlighted to authorities in the “A Vision For Change” document, which was published fourteen years ago, but there’s been virtually no progress in the years since.


Spanish Point’s Dr John Hillery, who is a former President of the College Of Psychiatrists of Ireland, has been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that failure to act on the findings of the report could have serious consequences.