He says it was wrong that residents were told they would have to move 60 kilometres away.
A government TD admits it wasn't right that residents of a Laois mental health unit were told they would have to move 60 kilometres from their Rathdowney home.
Minister of State Sean Fleming is welcoming the HSE's decision to put plans to move those living in Erkina House to a facility in Tullamore on hold.
The Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD says the health service apologised for making the information public before residents were informed.
He says a number of options are now on the table, including a full refurbishment of the facility: