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Kilkenny Councillors to meet HSE on Friday to discuss Department of Psychiatry at St Lukes

An emergency meeting has been arranged between the HSE and local councillors to discuss the Department of Psychiatry at St Luke’s.

It was requested by councillors Joe Malone and Breda Gardner after they were told they couldn’t bring it up at this week’s monthly meeting of the Health Forum.

Last week the HSE was convicted in Kilkenny court of breaches to the Mental Health Act for what the Mental Health Commission said were “inhumane” conditions in the local DOP.

Councillor Gardner has told KCLR News she feels they should have been allowed raise it at the full Health Forum.

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