Kerry branch of the PNA concerned over major changes to services for people with intellectual disabilities

Psychiatric Nurses AssociationThe PNA is raising concerns over a major change in services for people with intellectual disabilities in Killarney. The HSE is proposing that the 28 residents of Cluain Fhionnain in Ballydribeen be transferred to smaller family sized units, with a package of support that meets their identified needs. The HSE says this model is in line with current best practice models; it aims to have all the residents relocated within the community by December 2015 However the Psychiatric Nurses Association is opposed to this plan. Cormac Williams is branch organiser of the Psychiatric Nurses Association. He says with thousands currently waiting on the social housing waiting list in Killarney, he doesn’t understand how the HSE’s plan can be implemented: [audio_player src=””]