Search

24/10/2021

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.”

To continue reading this archived article for FREE,
please just kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.