𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐒 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐬.
The Irish Independent reports that dozens of young people and their families have received apologies from the HSE over substandard mental health care at South Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) following a review of 1,500 into the alleged prescribing of excessive amounts of medication￼.
The report by Shane Phelan says the apologies were issued at in-person meetings with patients and their families in recent weeks.￼
The official report on the issue is not expected to be published until 2022.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly is to be briefed on the findings of the review once it is delivered.
It is feared that some of the children prescribed inappropriate medication dosages may have suffered significant health issues as a result￼ that will lead to a significant number of lawsuits.
HSE apologises to dozens after ‘excessive medication’ prescribed to children https://www.independent.ie/.../hse-apologises-to-dozens...