Statement on Health Services from Leitrim PPN General Meeting

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The Members of Leitrim PPN issued a strong statement of concern on mental health and disability issues at the General Meeting of Leitrim PPN, Nov. 2019.

This meeting was held at the Mayflower, Drumshanbo last Wednesday  6th November 2019.

Statement of the Members of Leitrim PPN. 

The General Members of Leitrim PPN wish to highlight the grave inadequacy of mental health services for people in crisis in Leitrim and beyond. A person with a physical ailment is clear on where they are to go and will receive quick prioritisation of their illness and a clear understanding of when and how they might be treated. This is not the case for mental health difficulties where any delay in providing help can be fatal. We are especially critical of the inadequacy of  out of hours services for people and families finding themselves with a mental health crisis.

Furthermore, we are against the decision to close the Cuisle Centre in Co. Roscommon. Cuisle provides a fundamental service to clients and families in the North West Region. We call on the Irish Wheelchair Association and the Irish government and relevant agencies to do whatever is necessary to keep it open.


Secretariat Member, Francie Gilmartin highlighted the concerns among many relating to health supports and the general membership discussed, contributed and endorsed the statement being issued.

The General Meetings also covered:

  • Update on work of Leitrim PPN
  • Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Local Community Development Committee and
  • Election and ratification of Leitrim PPN representatives to a number of boards and committees.

For more about the General Meeting and ratification of Leitrim PPN Representation check out the report on our website – CLICK HERE.

The update includes a summary of the presentation from Caitriona Rogerson on how PPNs can support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and links to the Sustainable Goals Communications Pack.

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