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05/01/2017Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
There were five inspection reports published today for: Cluain Lir Care Centre, St Gabriel's Ward, St Canice's Hospital, Grangemore Ward & St Aidan's Ward, St Otteran's Hospital, St Edmundsbury Hospital & Department of Psychiatry, St Luke's Hospital.
15/12/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were eight inspection reports published today for Sligo/Leitrim, Carraig Mor Centre, St Davnet's Hospital, St Michael's Unit, Mercy Hospital, St John of God Hospital, Newcastle Hospital, Bloomfield Hospital and Phoenix Care Centre. There was also one approved centre focused inspection report for the Department of Psychiatry, Waterford.
10/11/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Galway, Lakeview Unit, Naas General Hospital Naas and Haywood Lodge, Haywood Road, Clonmel. There was also one approved centre focused inspection report for Department of Psychiatry, Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.
27/10/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: Jonathan Swift Clinic, St James's Hospital, Lois Bridges and O'Casey Rooms, Fairview Community Unit. There was also one approved centre focused inspection report for Sliabh Mis Mental Health Admission Unit, University Hospital Kerry.
13/10/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: St Fintan’s Hospital, Sycamore Unit, Connolly Hospital and Department of Psychiatry, Waterford Regional Hospital.
 26/09/2016Public Consultation: Draft national standards for the conduct of reviews of patient safety incidents
 The MHC and HIQA have developed joint Draft National Standards for the Conduct of Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents. The draft standards are the first of their kind to be developed through a collaborative project between the MHC and HIQA and set out how patient safety incidents are reviewed across acute hospitals and mental health services.

We want you to hear from you to inform the development of the final standards.  Closing date: 04 November 2016. 

11/08/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were two approved centre's inspection reports published today: Elm Mount Unit, St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Aloysius Ward, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
14/07/2016Part 4 MHA 2001 Consent to treatment
 The Mental Health Commission issued guidance on Part 4 of the Mental Health Act 2001 (as amended), in particular the procedures for obtaining consent to treatment.
20/06/2016Mental Health Commission Annual Report 2015 - Including Report of the Inspector of Mental Health Services
 
09/06/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There was one approved centre's inspection report published today: Department of Psychiatry, Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.
26/05/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were eleven approved centre's reports published today: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health in-patient unit, APU, Cavan General Hospital, Lakeview Unit, Naas General Hospital, Grangemore Ward and St. Aidan’s Ward, St Otteran’s Hospital, St Stephen’s Hospital, DOP, St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, St. Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Service, DOP, Letterkenny General Hospital, Ashlin Centre, Le Brun House and Whitethorn House, Vergemount Mental Health facility, AMHU, Cork University Hospital.
21/04/2016 Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's reports published today: St. Catherine’s Ward - St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cappahard Lodge and Linn Dara Child and Adolescent In-patient Unit, Cherry Orchard.
18/02/2016 Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: St Ita's Ward & Unit One, St Brigid's Hospital, Kells Road, Ardee, Acute Psychiatric Unit, University Hospital Ennis and St Edmundsbury Hospital, Lucan.
15/02/2016Memorandum on the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 2015
 The Mental Health (Amendment) Act 2015 comes into force today. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and medication (administered for over three months) can now only be administered to an involuntary patient without consent where it has been determined that the patient is unable to consent to the treatment.
28/01/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 

There were five approved centre's inspection reports published today: O’Casey Rooms, Fairview Community Unit, Eist Linn Child and Adolescent In-Patient Unit, Phoenix Care Centre, Grangegorman, Centre for Mental Health Care & Recovery, Bantry General Hospital and Central Mental Hospital.

07/01/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 

There were five approved centre's inspection reports published today: Department of Psychiatry, Roscommon County Hospital, O’Connor Unit, St Finan’s Hospital, Teach Aisling, St Anne’s Unit, Sacred Heart Hospital and Selskar House.

15/12/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 

There were eight approved centre's inspection reports published today: St. Gabriel’s Ward, St. Canice’s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Waterford Regional Hospital, Carraig Mór Centre, Elm Mount Unit, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Sliabh Mis Adult Mental Health Admission Unit, Kerry General Hospital, Lois Bridges, St. Davnet’s Hospital – Blackwater House and St. Aloysius Ward, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

12/11/20152013 Reports on administration of ECT and use of seclusion and restraint.
 

The use of seclusion and physical restraint, and the administering of ECT to patients in inpatient mental health services have increased for the first time in years, according to the Mental Health Commission (MHC) which published 2013 data on these areas today.

29/10/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: Jonathan Swift Clinic, St James's Hospital, Sycamore Unit, Connolly Hospital and St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview.
22/10/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: Acute Psychiatric Unit 5B, University Hospital Limerick, Department of Psychiatry, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, and St. Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise.
15/10/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 
17/09/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 
21/07/2015Targeted Intervention Reports
 
01/07/2015The Judgement Support Framework (JSF)
 
28/05/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 10
 This is the tenth batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains seven approved centre inspection reports and two other mental health services reports.
16/04/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 9
 This is the ninth batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains nine approved centre inspection reports.
19/03/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 8
 This is the eighth batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains nine approved centre inspection reports and one other mental health service report.
19/02/2015 Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 7
 This is the seventh batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains eleven approved centre inspection reports and one other mental health service report.

 

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