Mental health services at risk as 1,000 nurses due to retire

Jennifer Hough, Irish Examiner, November 9, 2010 Mental health services will be "impossible to maintain" if the HSE’s own analysis of staffing levels is borne out and a further 1,000 nurses leave their jobs this year, documents have revealed. Already at breaking point with the loss of 1,500 nursing staff over the last three years, internal HSE documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the extent of the crisis and the difficulties HSE management faced to secure an exemption of 100 posts from the Department of Finance. ... Mental