Acute psychiatric care moving from St Davnet’s to Cavan

8 April 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The HSE stated to the Northern Standard yesterday evening that Community Mental Health Teams would continue to work at the St Davnet’s site in Monaghan — even though it accepted that acute adult psychiatric services are moving to Cavan General Hospital.
The HSE stated: “It is planned from May/June 2011 that all patients requiring acute adult inpatient care in Mental Health Services will be admitted to Cavan General Hospital.
“Adult Acute Mental Health inpatient care will no longer be provided in St Davnet’s Hospital; however the Community Mental Health Teams at St Davnet’s will continue to provide services from St Davnet’s campus.
“Acute inpatient care is when a patient needs to stay in hospital under the direct care of a consultant psychiatrist for treatment.”
A HSE spokesperson yesterday emphasised that while the policy was to provide consultant-led care at an acute hospital site, it was also important to note that all other mental health services would remain at the Rooskey site, including community and continuing care services.

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