26 May 2022

Troy unhappy with HSE response

Level of psychological services provided to St Christopher's deemed 'inadequate'

Troy unhappy with HSE response

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has criticised a recent response from the HSE, who agreed that the current level of psychological services provided to St Christopher’s is ‘inadequate’, but didn’t offer a solution.

In their response to Deputy Troy’s question on the current level of services, the HSE stated that while they acknowledge that two days per month is inadequate; “the Manager of this Service endeavour to provide the best service to the maximum number of people within available resources”. 

 According to Deputy Troy, the response is ‘not good enough’.  

“This is an extremely important service and its one that needs to be protected,” he fumed. “On foot of this response from the HSE I will be bringing this matter forward when the Dáil resumes this week  to ensure the service users at St Christopher’s have their voices heard at the highest level.

“The manner in which we care for people with disabilities says a lot about how view ourselves as a society. Surely people with disabilities are entitled to live full lives as equal citizens and with access to the care that they need.”

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