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# psychiatric - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life Exclusive

Hospital workers acted to save the man’s life after discovering him in a staff pantry engaging in self-harm.

# psychiatric - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Clinical file of patient 'observed unattended at desk' in psychiatric ward

The details were contained in a report released by the Mental Health Commission this week.

# psychiatric - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'Alarming': Attacks on mental health staff went from 11 in 2015 to 149 so far this year

The HSE says that it takes the safety of staff seriously and works to continually improve this.

# psychiatric - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital

The 18-year-old, who was transferred to England in late 2013, has written to the Minister seeking help returning home.

# psychiatric - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Male nurse struck off register for sexual contact with psychiatric patient

Graham Browne was also found to have had an inappropriate relationship with a young girl in a service for victims of trauma.

# psychiatric - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Opinion: I've walked across burning coals and broken glass – I know I can beat depression too

The last six years have been challenging, and the last 18 months even more so, but I’m looking forward to a very different future for me and my family.

# psychiatric - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Psychiatric patient assaults staff, but has to be kept in unsuitable ward

This is one of the issues that psychiatric nurses are concerned about – nurses in Galway are to protest on Thursday.

# psychiatric - Friday 27 June, 2014

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

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

# psychiatric - Sunday 22 June, 2014

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane'

A new report has found that 83 children were put into adult psychiatric units last year, despite guidelines forbidding this practice.

# psychiatric - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Psychiatric patients pay the price as consultant leave goes uncovered

The PNA said yesterday that there has been an “unacceptable deterioration in the mental health service” in the region.

# psychiatric - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Determined campaigners continue call for independent review of psychiatric unit closure

The 22-bed unit is due to be closed, with the acute unit in Galway increasing its capacity.

# psychiatric - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Protest held at Ballinasloe psychiatric unit over removal of beds

It is reported that up to 150 people attended the protest, and that an agreement was made over the removal of five beds.

# psychiatric - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Concern over high level of undetected PTSD among Irish psychiatric clients

A new study also looked at trauma rates, and found that traumatic incidents were under-reported in some cases.

# psychiatric - Friday 24 February, 2012

72 per cent of homeless women experience violence or abuse as children

In a TCD study, 15 women had spent time in a psychiatric hospital and 11 had spent time in prison. A large number of migrant women reported experiencing intimate partner violence.

# psychiatric - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Norway killer "insane", was "psychotic" during 22 July attacks

The findings of a psychiatric evaluation ordered in Oslo court show that he is not mentally fit to be sentenced to prison.