The HSE has downplay rumours that a large number of Roscommon Mental Health Facilities are set to be closed over the coming weeks.
A statement released a short time ago said “The HSE National Director for Mental Health Services commissioned a review of mental health services in Roscommon last year.
While this review is still on-going, we expect it will be completed over the coming weeks. This review will inform any decisions that might be made in relation to the services going forward.
It is the case that we routinely review various HSE services. The purpose of this review is to ensure on-going improvements to service delivery. However, where changes are required, these are carried out in consultation with service users / residents, their families where appropriate and with our own staff.
Rumours in relation to Community Nursing units in Co. Roscommon are untrue.
We have no plans to close Aras Naomh Caolain in Castlerea or to relocate residents to private nursing homes.”
In August 2015 it was announced that Roscommon Mental Health would take three months.
Speculation was mounting in recent days that various mental health facilities in Athleague, Boyle, Ballaghaderreen Castlerea and Strokestown were set to close within the next 4-6 weeks with residents and users of the facilities being relocated to private accommodation or transported to consolidated facilities.