February 19, 2024
Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Inquiry
In November 2020, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, announced that an inquiry would take place into the historical licensing and use of the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate (also...
An interim report published by the Inspector of Mental Health Services, Dr Susan Finnerty has highlighted a number of very serious issues including immediate clinical reviews of open cases with all teams in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health System (CAMHS).
The report analysed the provision CAMHS facilities in 5 out of 9 community health care organisation regions covering Munster (including North Cork, North Lee, South Lee, West Cork) and much of Leinster.
Some the issues identified are as follows –
The interim report calls on the HSE to begin an immediate clinical review of all open cases nationwide.
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