Number of addiction centre agency nurses halved

Tuesday 30 October 2012 17.46
The HSE says users attending the satellite centres will not be compromised
The HSE says users attending the satellite centres will not be compromised

The number of agency nurses assigned to satellite addiction centres across the Dublin Mid-Leinster region is to be halved from today.

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has warned that the cut, ordered by the Health Service Executive, will result in the removal of a vital service for patients who will suffer as a result.

The HSE said users attending the centres will not be compromised clinically by the change.

The non-dispensing satellite centres were set up 12 years ago as "one-stop shops" to support people suffering from addiction problems.

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