Mental Health Commission publishes inspection reports for three approved centres

The Mental Health Commission has published inspection reports for three approved centres in Cork, Waterford and Galway.

The inspection at Cois Dalua in Meelin, which is a 16-bed privately operated approved centre run by Nua Healthcare, was conducted in July last year.

The centre provides continuing care and rehabilitation and twelve residents lived in the approved centre for more than six months.

Overall, compliance increased from 90% in 2021 to 97% in 2022 and there were no conditions attached to the registration of the centre at the time of inspection.
The centre received a high-risk non-compliance for the rules governing the use of mechanical means of bodily restraint.

The inspection found that in two mechanical restraint episodes inspected the restraint was not ordered by a registered medical practitioner under the supervision of a consultant psychiatrist or by the duty consultant psychiatrist acting on his or her behalf.

The centre has now updated it’s policies in relation to it’s use and the Mechanical Restraint pathway form has been completed, reviewed and implemented.


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