Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (608)

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

Question:

608. Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan asked the Minister for Health in view of the closure of St Luke’s secure unit in Ballinasloe, County Galway, the location to which it is proposed that patients leaving the Central Mental Hospital requiring secure care will be placed; if he is satisfied that the public, patients and staff are safe when placing them in admission units; if he will confirm that one such male patient when placed in the admission unit in Roscommon hospital, absconded due to lack of security, refused to return to the unit, and was checked into the local hotel and left unattended overnight; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30677/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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