Cllr Anthony Kelly's motion for a cross party deputation to meet with the minister for mental health gets full support
Published 24/09/2016 | 00:00
Councillor Anthony Kelly's motion for the Council to select a cross party deputation to meet with the minister for mental health regarding a 24/7 mental health service received full support from the members.
Cllr Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin said that he had heard Wexford was one of the worst resourced counties in this area.
'We are banging on about this all of the time. We need to make it happen,' he said.
Cathaoirleach Paddy Kavanagh said that they should send a letter to Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee to say that they want 'nothing short of a meeting'. Cllr Keith Doyle proposed that a senior HSE representative also attend the meeting.
'I think it's a great idea. It's something we need to do,' said Cllr Frank Staples.
Cllr Tony Dempsey suggested that they invite both Minister McEntee and Minister Simon Harris to the meeting.
Cathaoirleach Paddy Kavanagh said that a cross party deputation is appropriate as mental health is an issue that affects 'everyone in the room'.