Kerry PNA disappointed with budget allocation for mental health

PNA Psychiatric Nurses Association

The Psychiatric Nurses Association in Kerry say they are very disappointed with the Government’s allocation of funding towards mental health in the Budget.

€500 million extra funding was allocated to health with €15 million extra going towards mental health.

The PNA in Kerry say that they would have expected a minimum of €35 million of additional funding for mental health.

Cormac Williams branch organiser with the PNA in Kerry says the money is needed for additional staff and funding in places like the Deer Lodge Mental Health Unit in Killarney and Kerry mental health services throughout the county: