Too many ghosts haunt our mental health service: John Farrelly of the Mental Health Commission

From The Irish Times, 14 October 2019:

We have a history of isolating vulnerable people. To some extent this is still happening. Just a few months ago the Mental Health Commission prosecuted a Kilkenny hospital for unlawfully secluding vulnerable and ill people in a smelly, dirty room. We wanted to ensure that people were safeguarded and protected, but also to send out a clear message that, where any seclusion or restraint occurs, it must be a last resort and in accordance with the law.

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