Fears Opening Of New Dual Diagnosis Facility In Clare Will Be Delayed

The Government is facing renewed calls to end the HSE’s recruitment embargo amid a growing mental health crisis in Clare.

Since 2017 over 1,000 people under the age of 18 attended University Hospital Limerick’s Emergency Department due to deliberate self harm or overdose.

A new dual diagnosis facility to treat co-existing mental health and substance misuse problems is expected to open at Inis Ghile in Parteen later this month, but it’s understood there are still five staff vacancies to be filled.



Clare Independent TD Violet Anne Wynne fears the lack of urgency around mental health resources in the MidWest could have devastating consequences.

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