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01/08/2021

Co Kildare TD slams waiting lists Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Louth TD critical of inadequate Child and Adolescent mental health supports in Louth

Louth TD critical of inadequate Child and Adolescent mental health supports in Louth

A Co Kildare TD  slammed the waiting lists being experienced by patients trying to access the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Kildare.

Information released to Deputy James  Lawless following a Parliamentary Question revealed that currently the average wait time for a non urgent routine appointment is anywhere between three and six months. Deputy Lawless says that sometimes the list is longer depending on the demand for emergency or urgent appointments.

Deputy Lawless said: “It is frustrating that mental health services for children in Co Kildare are making little to no progress. Time is of the essence when dealing with vulnerable young people and they are being failed by a Government which has shown an inability to make the necessary improvements to youth mental health services.”

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