Two High-Risk Non-Compliances Identified At Midlands Mental Health Centre

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The issues were flagged by inspectors from the Mental Health Commission.

Two high-risk non-compliances have been identified at an in-patient mental health centre in the midlands.

The issues were flagged following an inspection by the Mental Health Commission.

The Commission visited the Cluain Lír Care Centre in Mullingar for its annual inspection last September.

The building is shared with old age care facilities and inspectors found Cluain Lír's 36 residents had limitied access to therapy facilities, due to a lack of clarity as to what they were entitled to use.

The reasons for the high-risk rating for therapeutic services included the programme of activities being predominantly recreational, with no sufficient recovery-oriented programmes provided by appropriately qualified professionals. 

A second high-risk rating was given due to hazards on the premises.

Slates falling from an adjacent HSE building into the Cluain Lír garden meant residents did not have full or free access to the garden.

The centre did receive an overall compliance rate of 91 per cent, a decrease on its 100% rating in 2020. 

The Commission has also today published the report relating to an inspection of the Admission Unit and St Edna's Unit at St. Loman’s Hospital in Mullingar.

The centre received an overall compliance rate of 86 per cent, up 3 per cent on 2020. 

It received five non-compliances though - four moderate and one low-risk rating. 

They related to privacy, premises, risk management, and the use of seclusion. 

You can read the report for Cluain Lír is full here and for the St. Loman's facilities here.

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