St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny
RTE Health Correspondent Fergal Bowers reports:
The Mental Health Commission has taken the first prosecution of its kind against the Health Service Executive, under the Mental Health Act.
The case involves failures at the Department of Psychiatry in St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.
At Kilkenny District Court today, the HSE pleaded guilty to four charges relating to conditions at the unit.
The failures were identified during an unannounced inspection at the department between 6-9 November 2018 by the commission.