Brid Smith TD queries ongoing staff shortages at Linn Dara, Dáil 28.9.17

6 SUICIDES, MOSTLY YOUNG WOMEN. That’s the shocking record over the Summer in the area served by Linn Dara mental health facility. And yet beds are closed in it. Why? Becuase they can’t get enough nurses. Why? Becuase they won’t pay enough to retain staff and thereby ensure the stress is shared among a fully staffed unit. So they screw nurses with rotten pay deals, price accommodation out of their reach, and then say “it has nothing to do with money”. Disgraceful