No “older-age” acute mental health beds in Cavan or Monaghan

There are no “older-age” acute mental health beds in Cavan or Monaghan.

A report by the Mental Health Commission found only seven counties have beds for older people, but none have the recommended amount.

It says there should be 127 older age beds nationwide, but currently there are just 56.

Author of the report Dr Margo Wrigley says different age groups tend to need different types of cares.