Galway Bay fm newsroom – An inspection has found significantly increased compliance at the Adult Acute Mental Health Unit at University Hospital Galway.
The Mental Health Commission found the 50-bed inpatient unit now has a compliance rate of almost 95 percent.
An inspection in 2019 found significant issues with the acute mental health unit at UHG; it was just 74 percent compliant with regulations.
The statistic was recently raised in the Dáil by Deputy Catherine Connolly during a debate on Ireland’s mental health services.
She said such a figure was shocking considering the unit in Galway is a brand new building, relatively speaking.
However, the latest inspection by the Mental Health Commission has found the unit is now 94 percent compliant – an increase of 20 percent since the last inspection.
It was deemed fully compliant with regulations in 32 areas.
Two instances of non-compliance were recorded – one high level non-compliance in individual care planning, and
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