What future for Slievemore Nursing Unit?

Question

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail any plans for the future of Slievemore Nursing Unit in Derry.

Answer

My predecessor asked the Western Trust to engage in a mediation process with the families of patients in Slievemore Nursing Unit patients in April 2014, following a proposal to close the facility as part of the Trust’s redesign of older people’s mental health services. 

This mediation process remains ongoing and to maintain the confidentiality of discussions between the Trust and patients’ families, I am unable to comment further until the process is complete.  

I understand that the Trust will make a statement about the outcome of this process in due course. 

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Health / cuts / nursing