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PNA in call over reporting system
20 Apr 2014 16:04
The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said a more efficient system must be put in place by the Health Minister and the Health Service Executive for reporting adverse incidents or deaths within the mental health system.
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The PNA says it is extremely concerned that the premature discharge of patients, or delays in being admitted to psychiatric facilities, has led to people taking their own lives.
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At its annual conference, the PNA had specifically highlighted the apparently high rate of suicide in one area; Carlow, Kilkenny, and south Tipperary.
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The association identified 14 cases in 18 months.
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