Calls for a dedicated mental health ambulance in Cork
A dedicated mental health ambulance is needed in Cork.
That’s according to Caitriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners who says the lack of mental health resources in Cork is having a severe impact on those who need urgent medical attention and their families.
Ms Twomey is calling for a dedicated Mental Health A&E unit, along with a mental health ambulance to assist people at home or on the streets.
Speaking to RedFM News, Caitriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners says the situation is also impacting the health system:
“We just believe that it’s about time now that people with mental health, had their own A&E units, and then more beds freed up for them, more hospital spaces for them. It’s difficult for them, you know, to come back out after being in the hospital, some of them need long term care. Some of them may need short term care, but as it is, it’s very, very difficult for and must be very frustrating for hospital staff to have no place to put people.”