Access to Acute Mental Health Beds in Ireland
Paper to analysis & access the availability of acute mental health beds in Ireland.
This discussion paper presents the findings from a review carried out by the Mental Health Commission on the provision of adult acute mental health beds in Ireland. The paper also provides a comprehensive picture of access to acute in-patient services including the number of acute beds, their ratio to the population, the availability of age related acute mental health beds and the availability of continuum-of-care resources. Data provided during the registration process of approved centres and data collected during a census on bed occupancy in 2018 has also been compared & analysed with the scale of provision recommended in A Vision for Change.