HSE to upgrade Killarney mental health facility

The Health Service Executive has announced it is to renovate and upgrade a Killarney centre ahead of the relocation of service users from another facility. HSE logo The executive is to close the adult mental health day care centre Lantern Lodge in the town with services being transferred to Leawood House on Countess Road. Concerns of service users were raised in the Dail by Independent Deputy Tom Fleming who was told funding for the improvements has been secured. Cormac Williams from the Kerry Branch of the Psychiatric Nurses’ Association has welcomed the development but says they are still anxious that a midday meal would continue to be available to service users at the new location.