Six Month Waiting List For Mental Health Services In Athlone

Written 1 month ago by Sinead Hubble

Thirty seven children in Athlone are waiting for up to three months for mental health services.

Figures from the Social Democrats also shows up to 50 adults are trying to access care for almost 6 months.

According to the Psychiatric Nurses Association over 2,500 people are on the national waiting list for first time assessments and 81 children were admitted to adult psychiatric units in 2018.

The party’s Athlone candidate Fiona Lynam believes no one should have to wait that long: