Protests Over Mental Health Service Cuts: Carlow, Ireland

The Nationalist

Protests over cuts to mental health

Last Updated Mar 2012

By: Clare Minnock

Carlo, Ireland. A LARGE group of protestors gathered outside St Dympna’s Hospital on Friday to highlight the continuing cuts to local mental health services.

Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA), mental health advocacy groups, service users, family members and local representatives came out in force to oppose what they see as the “slow dismantling” of the local services.

PNA general secretary Des Kavanagh said people in the Carlow region are “extremely annoyed to see model services that had been built up in Carlow being slowly dismantled”. …

Retrieved 03/21/12. http://www.carlow-nationalist.ie/tabId/369/itemId/14139/Protests-over-cuts-to-mental-health.aspx

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