Owenacurra residents “in the dark” on closure plans for the East Cork facility

The sister of a resident at the Owenacurra Centre in East Cork says residents have been told it will stay open past the end of this month but have not been told when exactly it will close.

The mental health centre on the grounds of Midleton Community Hospital was due to close at the end of this month after the HSE said the building was no longer fit for the 19 residents.

Residents’ families say the centre should remain open and have raised fears that moving residents out of the town will have a significant impact on their wellbeing.

A protest against the closure will be held outside the courthouse in Midleton tomorrow afternoon.

Rebecca’s brother is a resident of the facility.

She told RedFM News about a recent meeting she attended with the HSE


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