"Thank you for being there and everything you do"

About: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services / Sligo Leitrim Psychiatry of Later Life

(as a service user),

I am attending the Psychiatry of Later Life Service, Liscarney Day Hospital, Sligo.

I would like to express my sincere thanks for the caring and professional treatment I am receiving. The doctors, team leaders, and other support personnel are exceptional and have created a calm and safe place in which to deliver services. They are a credit to the HSE and the medical/caring profession as a whole. The running of the facility is also above reproach.

Throughout my working life at management level I experienced effective and ineffective methods of administration, At Liscarney, I recognized only good management practices.

The people of Sligo/Leitrim are indeed fortunate and privileged to have such a brilliant medical facility available to them. More awareness of it is needed locally in my view and the staff’s endeavours to improve and broaden services must be properly supported. This will not only improve immensely the lives of many but it will prove very cost-effective. By supporting and maintaining the general well-being of the elderly population the need for hospitalisation and other institutional care will decrease.

Thank you for being there and for everything you do

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Response from Kevin McLaughlin, Psychiatry of Later Life, Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Services 4 months ago
Kevin McLaughlin
Psychiatry of Later Life,
Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Services
Submitted on 22/03/2024 at 13:45
Published on Care Opinion at 13:45

Dear Gettinphixed,

thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of your involvement with the Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services for Older People and in particular with Liscarney House, Acute Day Hospital. I am delighted you found the service was able to support you at a time when you needed support most. The acute day hospital promotes a multidisciplinary team approach to recovery, utilizing the skills of Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing and Medicine to best meet the individuals needs. I'm delighted you also mentioned the support staff who add so much to the environment, and whose personal touch and general contribution sometimes can be overlooked.

I sincerely hope that you continue on your road to recovery and wish you contentment and happiness for the future.

Thanks again for your comments.


Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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