Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for an independent investigation into the psychiatric unit at University Hospital Galway.
Galway East Fianna Fail TD Colm Keaveney has alerted the Mental Health Commission and the Mental Health Inspectorate to issues concering operations at the unit.
He says staff at the unit have contacted the Health and Safety Authority with serious patient safety concerns.
The HSA watchdog says it has received a complaint regarding the unit, and is engaging with staff.
Deputy Keaveney says there are currently 46 patients based in a unit designed for 42.
He told Galway Talks the matter needs urgent attention.
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