The following press statement was issued by the Communications Department of the HSE to Boyletoday.com at 5.48pm on Friday 7th October:
The HSE National Director for Mental Health Services commissioned a review of mental health services in Roscommon last year. While this review is still on-going, we expect it will be completed over the coming weeks. This review will inform any decisions that might be made in relation to the services going forward.
It is the case that we routinely review various HSE services. The purpose of this review is to ensure on-going improvements to service delivery. However, where changes are required, these are carried out in consultation with service users / residents, their families where appropriate and with our own staff.
Rumours in relation to Community Nursing units in Co. Roscommon are untrue. We have no plans to close Aras Naomh Caolain in Castlerea or to relocate residents to private nursing homes.