St. Johns Hospital Alzheimers unit closing in march

The Alzheimers unit at St. John’s Hospital in Sligo is to close in March.

There are four remaining family members in the unit which has been in place for over 20 years.

No new patients have been admitted to the unit since the end of 2016 on the back of a report from the Mental Health Commission.

Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry says some of these families have no idea where their loved ones will be sent: