Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mental Health Reform disappointed in funding shortfall for mental health

The national coalition Mental Health Reform has expressed disappointment that the Government has missed the opportunity in Budget 2015 to make up for the €15 million shortfall in this year’s allocation for mental health.
Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, commented: “When the 2014 budget was announced, Minister Lynch made a commitment that the €15m shortfall would be made up in 2015. We are disappointed that her objective has not been fulfilled by Government. While the €35 million allocated for 2015 can make a difference, mental health services continue to be under pressure to meet the demand from people in severe mental distress. People who use mental health services and their families want to see good quality crisis intervention support available in their local area so that they don’t end up in A&E. They also want holistic support from a multidisciplinary team. We want to see how the HSE will deliver these services in 2015.”
Read More

No comments:

Athlone IT Nursing & Health Science Building