McEntee welcomes visit of local politicians to new state of the art mental health unit in Drogheda this evening Thursday

Thursday, 7th July 2016
“When I first visited the new state of the art mental health unit in
Drogheda on taking up office in late May, one of the first things I
asked HSE Management to do was brief local politicians as soon as
possible about the changes and improvements to the service as they are
at the coalface of local communities and an important resource for
local people. In that context I welcome the visit of local politicians
this evening” local Minister for Mental Health and Older People and
Meath East T.D. Helen McEntee has said.

“The new in-patient unit which is in close proximity to Our Lady of
Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. As the visiting local politicians will
see it is a modern, purposely designed facility of appropriate
capacity and quality, and is fully consistent with the widely held
desire to modernise our services in line with A Vision for Change. It
will provide a fantastic service for the people of Meath and Louth and
it will enable the staff to work in the best possible environment.  I
would hope that the remaining protocols and issues can be concluded
soon to allow for an opening in Autumn of this badly needed new
facility” she said.

“The new purpose built acute admission unit in Drogheda will allow the
HSE to refocus services in Navan, such as providing a new Acute Day
Hospital.  This new Acute Day Hospital will continue to accommodate
those in need of social, communal and therapeutic facilities on an
outpatient basis” the Minister concluded.


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