Waiting List For Psychiatric Services To Close

The Health Service Executive has told schools in Naas, Co Kildare, that it is closing its waiting list for child and adolescent psychiatric services. It says this is because the list is now running at a two-year wait.

In a letter to school principals the HSE said the service has seen an increase in the number of referrals in recent times and the lack of resources over a prolonged period means staffing is at 40% of recommended levels.

The letter says the unit will now only take emergency referrals.