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New behaviour protocol request

A report in relation to care at Cappahard Lodge, Ennis of the late Gerard Finn has been published. Reporting By Dan Danaher. CLARE Mental Health Services (CMHS) has been requested to develop a new protocol for dealing with challenging behaviour expressed by families and complainants, with particular emphasis on training in mediation skills for designated staff in Cappahard Lodge, Ennis and other facilities.That’s one of the 37 recommendations made in the latest review of the care provided and complaints made in relation to Gerard Finn, Kilrush, while he was a patient at Cappahard Lodge.The review team commissioned by the HSE has also recommended the function of Cappahard Lodge should be addressed as a matter of urgency, to establish a clear vision and purpose for the unit, addressing issues such as case mix and whether it should only accommodate patients with dementia.It called for a review of the management in Cappahard Lodge as a matter of urgency, resulting in, ideally, one …

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