Donegal has no ‘older-age’ acute mental health beds

Nowhere in the country has the recommended amount of 'older-age' acute mental health beds.

A report by the Mental Health Commission has also found that 19 counties, including Donegal have NO such beds.

It's recommended the provision of 127 older age beds nationwide, but currently there are just 56.

Author of the report Dr Margo Wrigley says different age groups tend to need different types of cares: