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#Psychiatric Care

# psychiatric-care - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Psychiatric nurses have commenced industrial action at Waterford University Hospital
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# Psychiatric Care

Psychiatric nurses have commenced industrial action at Waterford University Hospital

Feb 20th 2018, 11:58 AM 12,354 Views 14 Comments

Industrial action has also escalated in Kilkenny.

# psychiatric-care - Monday 3 April, 2017

Six Irish children sent to psychiatric units abroad in last two years
# Tusla
# Tusla

Six Irish children sent to psychiatric units abroad in last two years

Apr 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 27,082 Views 20 Comments

Three children were last year placed at a facility in northern England that was the subject of a recent, highly-critical documentary concerning the standard of care delivered there.

# psychiatric-care - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Munich killer David Sonboly had "planned his attack for a year"
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# Munich

Munich killer David Sonboly had "planned his attack for a year"

Jul 24th 2016, 3:30 PM 15,469 Views 169 Comments

The 18-year-old had been the subject of bullying at school in 2012.

# psychiatric-care - Monday 20 June, 2016

One out of every 113 people on the planet is displaced or a refugee
# Record Figures
# Record Figures

One out of every 113 people on the planet is displaced or a refugee

Jun 20th 2016, 7:53 AM 5,930 Views 42 Comments

It’s World Refugee Day today. This is the first time the threshold of 60 million has been crossed.

# psychiatric-care - Monday 10 August, 2015

One in three kids hospitalised with mental health issues treated in adult wards
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# Psychiatric Care

One in three kids hospitalised with mental health issues treated in adult wards

Aug 10th 2015, 11:10 PM 11,250 Views 25 Comments

The practice can be “very frightening” for young people, according to one expert.

# psychiatric-care - Friday 10 October, 2014

Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital

Oct 10th 2014, 10:15 PM 16,387 Views 38 Comments

The breach in recommended practice took place at a hospital in Laois.

# psychiatric-care - Friday 27 June, 2014

'Traumatised': Seventh nurse attacked by patient in Kerry psychiatric unit
# Staff Shortage
# Staff Shortage

'Traumatised': Seventh nurse attacked by patient in Kerry psychiatric unit

Jun 27th 2014, 6:55 AM 13,499 Views 23 Comments

Six other attacks on nurses took place in a ten-day period earlier this month.

# psychiatric-care - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Opinion: We are in the midst of a national crisis. How many more deaths before the government acts?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: We are in the midst of a national crisis. How many more deaths before the government acts?

Jun 7th 2014, 12:00 PM 43 Views 38 Comments

The recent story of two patients checking themselves out of psychiatric units days before taking their own lives is not a once-off.

# psychiatric-care - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Two patients leave psychiatric unit and take their own lives within days
# Psychiatric Services
# Psychiatric Services

Two patients leave psychiatric unit and take their own lives within days

Jun 4th 2014, 6:15 AM 24,002 Views 52 Comments

It is believed that in both cases, the people signed themselves out of hospital.

# psychiatric-care - Friday 21 June, 2013

TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit
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# Psychiatric Care

TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit

Jun 21st 2013, 7:05 PM 3,612 Views 6 Comments

Denis Naughten has demanded an immediate audit of staffing levels, saying it’s clear the current levels are inadequate.

HSE to meet with interest groups over 'mayhem' at Roscommon Hospital unit
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

HSE to meet with interest groups over 'mayhem' at Roscommon Hospital unit

Jun 21st 2013, 8:14 AM 4,334 Views 17 Comments

Concerns have been raised about safety at the psychiatric care unit at the hospital following the recent death of a mother-of-two and a number of assaults on staff and patients.

# psychiatric-care - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Waiting 25 hours to be taken to hospital? It’s quite normal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Waiting 25 hours to be taken to hospital? It’s quite normal

Jan 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 14 Views 16 Comments

Those with mental health problems do not deserve the indignities they suffer – but they have always been the poor relation in our system.

# psychiatric-care - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Lack of information on mental health deaths 'extremely worrying'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Lack of information on mental health deaths 'extremely worrying'

Nov 7th 2012, 5:38 PM 6,450 Views 64 Comments

The Government has no record of the number of people who have died by suicide having been in psychiatric units or hospitals immediately prior to their death.

# psychiatric-care - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Six teens 'injected with malaria' in Austrian psychiatric ward
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

Six teens 'injected with malaria' in Austrian psychiatric ward

Feb 9th 2012, 9:21 PM 6,992 Views 8 Comments

The alleged victims claim they were deliberately given malaria while being treated psychiatrically at the ward in the 1960s.

# psychiatric-care - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Sep 25th 2011, 11:00 AM 65 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# psychiatric-care - Monday 5 September, 2011

‘We branded people lunatics and locked them away’
# Mental Illness
# Mental Illness

‘We branded people lunatics and locked them away’

Sep 5th 2011, 6:00 PM 11,541 Views 23 Comments

Patients three to a bed and floors covered in faeces: the full horror of Ireland’s mental institutions is exposed by journalist Mary Raftery.

# psychiatric-care - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Children sent to adult psychiatric units - despite new legal ban
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Children sent to adult psychiatric units - despite new legal ban

May 19th 2011, 4:55 PM 372 Views 0 Comments

Documents obtained by the Medical Independent show five under-17s being admitted to wards, despite a legal ban.

# psychiatric-care - Thursday 7 October, 2010

100 teens placed in adult psychiatric wards this year
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

100 teens placed in adult psychiatric wards this year

Oct 7th 2010, 10:19 AM 424 Views 0 Comments

A day after it was revealed that a 14-year-old was placed in an adult mental health unit, the HSE confirms that teens have been frequently put in adult facilities this year because of a lack of juvenile places.

# psychiatric-care - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

14-year-old placed in adult psychiatric unit
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

14-year-old placed in adult psychiatric unit

Oct 6th 2010, 9:02 AM 386 Views 0 Comments

HSE defends “exceptional” case in Waterford but Psychiatric Nurses Association say two children a week are ending up in adult unit.

# psychiatric-care - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

Mental health services in freefall
# HSE Fail
# HSE Fail

Mental health services in freefall

Aug 11th 2010, 1:43 PM 416 Views 0 Comments

20% of psychiatric nurses have retired.