IHCA: State of mental health funding reveals government’s indifference

Hospital consultants say the Government’s more interested in balancing budgets than treating patients.

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is launching its Pre-Budget Submission today, with a call for increased investment to tackle waiting lists.

It says funding is urgently needed to reverse previous bed closures and reflect our aging population.

President of the IHCA Thomas Ryan says the state of mental health funding illustrates the apathy of the Government: