Pringle puts pressure on Government for suspending eating disorder funding

The government has been urged to explain its decision to suspend funding for new eating disorder services last year.

HSE figures show referrals to specialist treatment units rose by 60 per cent in 2020 versus 2019 due to the impacts of lockdown.

But new treatment funding was frozen during the year.

Independent Donegal TD Thomas Pringle says treatment needs to be properly resourced: