Large crowds have protested over the cut in acute inpatient psychiatric beds at St Brigid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe. Despite these protests, the unit has closed its first beds. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

As the reconfiguration of the Galway-Roscommon mental health services has begun with the closure of the first five beds at the acute psychiatri(...)

Kathleen Lynch: has ruled out an independent review into a HSE West decision to shut down the new €2.8 million acute mental health unit

The Minister of State for Health has ruled out the possibility of an independent review into a HSE West decision to shut down a new €2.8 million acute(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch: A delegation from the locality has sought a meeting with the minister to convey serious public concern over the plans. Photograph: Eric Luke

Opposition to HSE plans to close a new €2.8 million acute psychiatric unit in east Galway is set to intensify with two demonstrations planned over the(...)

A Co Galway community is campaigning for a reversal of a decision by the HSE to close a €2.8 million mental health unit.Trade unions, politicians and (...)

HSE
 (HSE)
 West has abandoned use of a recently refurbished ¤2.8 million
euro
 unit in Ballinasloe in favour of an older facility in Roscommon County Hospital (pictured)

LORNA SIGGINS Senior mental health service managers in Co Galway have sought an “urgent external review” of a decision by the HSE, the Health Servic(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing improved outcomes for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing imp(...)