Two-thirds of patients with serious mental health issues re-admitted within a year
Mental Health Report
“While Irish society will continue to experience considerable change and face new challenges ahead, a mentally healthier Irish society will be much better able to cope.”
With the topic of mental health an ever growing concern in Ireland. The article below published on RTE.ie states that two thirds of patients who received hospital care for serious mental issues are re-mitted to hospital within a year.
The group Mental Health reform, who aims to promote for improved mental health services in Ireland suggest that emergency departments are not appropriate places to treat people suffering distress with mental health issues and action needed to take place for an investment in 24 hour community based services.