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2016

15/12/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were eight inspection reports published today for Sligo/Leitrim, Carraig Mor Centre, St Davnet's Hospital, St Michael's Unit, Mercy Hospital, St John of God Hospital, Newcastle Hospital, Bloomfield Hospital and Phoenix Care Centre. There was also one approved centre focused inspection report for the Department of Psychiatry, Waterford.
10/11/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Galway, Lakeview Unit, Naas General Hospital Naas and Haywood Lodge, Haywood Road, Clonmel. There was also one approved centre focused inspection report for Department of Psychiatry, Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.
27/10/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: Jonathan Swift Clinic, St James's Hospital, Lois Bridges and O'Casey Rooms, Fairview Community Unit. There was also one approved centre focused inspection report for Sliabh Mis Mental Health Admission Unit, University Hospital Kerry.
13/10/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: St Fintan’s Hospital, Sycamore Unit, Connolly Hospital and Department of Psychiatry, Waterford Regional Hospital.
 26/09/2016Public Consultation: Draft national standards for the conduct of reviews of patient safety incidents
 The MHC and HIQA have developed joint Draft National Standards for the Conduct of Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents. The draft standards are the first of their kind to be developed through a collaborative project between the MHC and HIQA and set out how patient safety incidents are reviewed across acute hospitals and mental health services.

We want you to hear from you to inform the development of the final standards.  Closing date: 04 November 2016. 

11/08/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2016 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were two approved centre's inspection reports published today: Elm Mount Unit, St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Aloysius Ward, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
14/07/2016Part 4 MHA 2001 Consent to treatment
 The Mental Health Commission issued guidance on Part 4 of the Mental Health Act 2001 (as amended), in particular the procedures for obtaining consent to treatment.
20/06/2016Mental Health Commission Annual Report 2015 - Including Report of the Inspector of Mental Health Services
 
09/06/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There was one approved centre's inspection report published today: Department of Psychiatry, Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.
26/05/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were eleven approved centre's reports published today: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health in-patient unit, APU, Cavan General Hospital, Lakeview Unit, Naas General Hospital, Grangemore Ward and St. Aidan’s Ward, St Otteran’s Hospital, St Stephen’s Hospital, DOP, St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, St. Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Service, DOP, Letterkenny General Hospital, Ashlin Centre, Le Brun House and Whitethorn House, Vergemount Mental Health facility, AMHU, Cork University Hospital.
21/04/2016 Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's reports published today: St. Catherine’s Ward - St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cappahard Lodge and Linn Dara Child and Adolescent In-patient Unit, Cherry Orchard.
18/02/2016 Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: St Ita's Ward & Unit One, St Brigid's Hospital, Kells Road, Ardee, Acute Psychiatric Unit, University Hospital Ennis and St Edmundsbury Hospital, Lucan.
15/02/2016Memorandum on the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 2015
 The Mental Health (Amendment) Act 2015 comes into force today. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and medication (administered for over three months) can now only be administered to an involuntary patient without consent where it has been determined that the patient is unable to consent to the treatment.
28/01/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 

There were five approved centre's inspection reports published today: O’Casey Rooms, Fairview Community Unit, Eist Linn Child and Adolescent In-Patient Unit, Phoenix Care Centre, Grangegorman, Centre for Mental Health Care & Recovery, Bantry General Hospital and Central Mental Hospital.

07/01/2016Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 

There were five approved centre's inspection reports published today: Department of Psychiatry, Roscommon County Hospital, O’Connor Unit, St Finan’s Hospital, Teach Aisling, St Anne’s Unit, Sacred Heart Hospital and Selskar House.


2015

15/12/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 

There were eight approved centre's inspection reports published today: St. Gabriel’s Ward, St. Canice’s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Waterford Regional Hospital, Carraig Mór Centre, Elm Mount Unit, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Sliabh Mis Adult Mental Health Admission Unit, Kerry General Hospital, Lois Bridges, St. Davnet’s Hospital – Blackwater House and St. Aloysius Ward, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

12/11/20152013 Reports on administration of ECT and use of seclusion and restraint.
 

The use of seclusion and physical restraint, and the administering of ECT to patients in inpatient mental health services have increased for the first time in years, according to the Mental Health Commission (MHC) which published 2013 data on these areas today.

29/10/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: Jonathan Swift Clinic, St James's Hospital, Sycamore Unit, Connolly Hospital and St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview.
22/10/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 There were three approved centre's inspection reports published today: Acute Psychiatric Unit 5B, University Hospital Limerick, Department of Psychiatry, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, and St. Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise.
15/10/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 
17/09/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2015 List and Summary of Inspection Reports
 
21/07/2015Targeted Intervention Reports
 
01/07/2015The Judgement Support Framework (JSF)
 
28/05/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 10
 This is the tenth batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains seven approved centre inspection reports and two other mental health services reports.
16/04/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 9
 This is the ninth batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains nine approved centre inspection reports.
19/03/2015Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 8
 This is the eighth batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains nine approved centre inspection reports and one other mental health service report.
19/02/2015 Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 7
 This is the seventh batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains eleven approved centre inspection reports and one other mental health service report.

2014

 18/12/2014 Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports -Batch 6
 This is the sixth batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains seven approved centre inspection reports and two other mental health service reports.
 05/12/2014North/South Mental Health Conference
 This conference was jointly hosted by the Mental Health Commission (MHC) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).
 30/10/2014Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 5
 This is the fifth batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains five approved centre inspection reports. The approved centres in this batch required further improvements.
 09/10/2014 Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 4
 This is the fourth batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains thirteen approved centre inspection reports. The approved centres in this batch required further improvements.
 07/08/2014Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 3
 This is the third batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains four approved centre inspection reports. The approved centres in this batch required further improvements.
 10/07/2014Inspector of Mental Health Services 2014 Summary of Inspection Reports - Batch 2
 This is the second batch of 2014 inspection reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains three approved centre inspection reports including one night visit report. The approved centres in this batch required further improvements.
 26/06/2014Mental Health Commission Annual Report 2013 - Including Report of the Inspector of Mental Health Services
 19/06/2014Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 11 published on 19 June
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 11 published on 19 June
 15/05/2014Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 10 published on 15 May
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 10 published on 15 May
 Catchment Team Report - Laois/Offaly
 This is the tenth batch of 2013 reports of the Inspector of Mental Health Services. This batch of reports contains one 24 hour nurse staffed community residence report and one catchment area report. There are no Approved Centre reports in this current batch.
 17/03/2014Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 9 published on 17 April
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 9 published on 17 April
 Catchment Team Report - Carlow Kilkenny & Waterford/Wexford
 13/02/2014Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 7 published on 13 February
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 7 published on 13 February
 This batch of reports contains ten approved centre inspection reports and three other mental health service reports. Of the ten approved centre inspection reports St. Patricks University Hospital achieved full compliance with the Mental Health Act, 2001 (Approved Centres) Regulations 2006. Nine approved centres required further improvements.
 16/01/2014Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 6 published on 16 January
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 6 published on 16 January
 This batch of reports contains four approved centre inspection reports and three other mental health service reports. Of the four approved centre inspection reports Willow Grove, St. Patrick's University Hospital achieved full compliance with the Mental Health Act, 2001 (Approved Centres) Regulations 2006. Three approved centres required further improvements.

2013

28/11/2013Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 5 published on 28 November
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 5 published on 28 November
03/10/2013Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 4 published 03 October
23/09/2013Press Release: MOU between HIQA and MHC
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 4 published 03 October
01/08/2013Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 3 published 01 August
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 3 published 01 August
04/07/2013Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 2 published 04 July
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 2 published 04 July
26/06/2013LGBT Service Users - Guide for Staff in Mental Health Services
12/06/2013Mental Health Commission Annual Report 2012 including Report of the Inspector of Mental Health Services
 Press Release - Mental Health Commission Annual Report 2012
 Mental Health Commission Annual Report 2012 Associated Reports
30/05/2013Summary of 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 1 published 30 May
 2013 Inspection Reports - batch 1 published 30 May
26/04/2013Mental Health Tribunal Panels Advertisement 2013
21/03/2013Summary of 2012 Inspection Reports - batch 9 published 21 March
 2012 Inspection Reports - batch 9 published 21 March
14/03/2013The Use of Seclusion, Mechanical Means of Bodily Restraint and Physical Restraint in Approved Centres: Activities Report 2011
 2011 Seclusion and Restraint Report Press Release - The use of seclusion and restraint is down by almost 12% in 2011
08/03/2013The Administration of Electro-convulsive Therapy in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2011
 2011 ECT Report Press Release - Mental Health Commission reports a steady decline in the use of ECT
28/02/2013Summary of 2012 Inspection Reports - batch 8 published 28 February
 2012 Inspection Reports - batch 8 published 28 February
31/01/2013Summary of 2012 Inspection Reports - batch 7 published 31 January
 2012 Inspection Reports - batch 7 published 31 January
23/01/2013Press Release - Implementation of a Vision for Change is slow and inconsistent across the country, according to the Mental Health Commission
23/01/2013Mental Health Commission Seclusion and Physical Restraint Reduction Strategy – Consultation Report

2012

17/12/2012MHC Response to Task Force Report on Child & Family Support Agency
10/12/20122012 Inspection Reports - batch 6 published on 10 December
 2012 Summary of Inspection Reports - batch 6 published on 10 December
22/11/20122012 Inspection Reports - batch 5 published on 22 November
 2012 Summary of Inspection Reports - batch 5 published on 22 November
18/10/20122012 Inspection Reports - batch 4 published on 18 October
 2012 Summary of Inspection Reports - batch 4 published on 18 October
09/08/20122012 Inspection Reports - batch 3 published on 09 August
 2012 Summary of Inspection Reports - batch 3 published on 09 August
11/07/2012MHC Guidance Document on Individual Care Planning MHS
05/07/20122012 Inspection Reports - batch 2 published on 05 July
 2012 Summary of Inspection Reports - batch 2 published on 05 July
 Outline of Inspections of Mental Health Services 2012
12/06/2012MHC Draft Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Strategy
07/06/20122012 Inspection Reports - batch 1 published on 07 June
 2012 Summary of Inspection Reports - batch 1 published on 07 June
05/04/2012Press Release: Minister Lynch Announces New Appointments to the Mental Health Commission
04/04/2012MHC Annual Report 2011 Including Report of the Inspector of MHS
 Press Release: Annual Report 2011
 2011 National Overview Reports
 2011 Themed Reports
15/03/20122011 Inspection Reports published on 15 March
 2011 Whole Service Evaluations
29/02/2012The Use of Seclusion, Mechanical Restraint and Physical Restraint in Approved Centres: Activities Report 2010
 Press Release Seclusion and Restraint 2010 Report
23/02/2012The Administration of Electro-convulsive Therapy in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2010
 Press Release: Steady decline in the use of Electro-convulsive Therapy
16/02/20122011 Inspection Reports published on 16 February
07/02/2012National Mental Health Services Collaborative Symposium 2012
 National Inpatient Survey
19/01/20122011 Inspection Reports published on 19 January
17/01/2012Submission to Department of Health on Review of Mental Health Act 2001

2011

20/12/2011Submissions of guidelines sought - The National Clinical Effectiveness Committee
21/10/20112011 Inspection Reports
29/09/2011The Human Cost MHC Paper September 2011
09/09/20112011 Inspection Reports
02/06/2011Annual Report 2010 Including Report of the Inspector of MHS
29/04/20112010 Inspection Reports
29/04/2011National Overview Reports 2010
29/04/2011Themed Reports 2010
29/04/2011Super Catchment Area Reports 2010
01/03/2011The Administration of Electro-convulsive Therapy in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2009
27/01/2011The Use of Seclusion, Mechanical Restraint and Physical Restraint in Approved Centres: Activities Report 2009
26/01/2011Addendum to Rules Governing the Use of Seclusion & Mechanical Means of Bodily Restraint, Version 2
  

2010

20/12/2010Report for the MHC on Admission of Young People to Adult Mental Health Wards in the Republic of Ireland
22/11/2010Joint Statement from An Bord Altranais and The Mental Health Commission
08/10/2010World Mental Health Day 2010 Press Release
08/09/2010Leaflet on Information for Involuntary Patients
01/08/2010MHC E-Bulletin Summer 2010
01/06/2010Teamwork Within Mental Health Services in Ireland
01/06/2010Mindmap - Teamwork Within Mental Health Services in Ireland
01/05/2010Video Presentations from Training Symposium 2009
04/03/2010Consultation for Code of Practice on the Mental Health Act 2001
11/02/2010Information Leaflets on Rules & Codes of Practice

2009

17/12/2009Approved Centres Inspection Reports 2009
10/12/2009New 'Headspace' Young Person Toolkit
19/11/2009From Vision to Action? An Analysis of the Implementation of A Vision for Change 2009
21/10/2009Revised Rules Governing the Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy
 Revised Rules Governing the Use of Seclusion and Mechanical Means of Bodily Restraint
 Revised Code of Practice on the Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy for Voluntary Patients
 Revised Code of Practice on the Use of Physical Restraint in Approved Centres
13/10/2009New Code of Practice: Guidance for Persons working in Mental Health Services with People with Intellectual Disabilities
30/09/2009New Code of Practice on Admission Transfer and Discharge to and from an Approved Centre
14/09/2009Strategic Plan 2009 - 2012
10/09/2009Report of Joint Working Group on Mental Health Services and Police 2009
14/05/2009MHC Annual Report 2008 (Book 1)
06/05/2009MHC E-Bulletin Spring 2009
03/04/2009MHC Section 55 Inquiry Report, Mental Health Act 2001

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