An Roinn Slainte (Department of Health): Report of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals for the years 1961-1962.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575102
Title:
An Roinn Slainte (Department of Health): Report of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals for the years 1961-1962.
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Citation:
Department of Health. 1962. An Roinn Slainte (Department of Health): Report of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals for the years 1961-1962. Dublin: Department of Health.
Publisher:
Government Publications
Issue Date:
1962
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575102
Item Type:
Conference Poster
Language:
en
Description:
Prior to 1961 first admissions outnumbered re-admissions, but returns for 1961 and 1962 show that this position has been reversed. It will be noted that the 1961 returns showed a drop in the actual number of first admissions. With regard to the considerable growth of re-admissions to mental hospitals, I pointed out in a previous report that this trend, which is not peculiar to this country, indicated that more serious consideration would have to be given to after-care services. After-care services in this country generally leave a lot to be desired and inadequate supportive care in the community results in many former patients having to return to hospital for treatment. At the same time it must be stressed that the high re-admission rate is in part due to modern treatments which enable patients who would formerly have been retained in hospital indefinitely to be returned to the community, although some of these patients may on occasions require further hospital treat.ment. In this sense some forms of mental illness are no different from some forms of physical illness which are of a recurring or intermittent nature and continuous hospitalisation is no more justifiable for mental illness of such a type than it would be for corresponding physical ailments. The aim, of course, must be a high level of community services With easy access for hospital services where required.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; HOSPITAL; MENTAL HEALTH; HOSPITAL ADMISSION
Series/Report no.:
Pr; 7664

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T14:09:28Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T14:09:28Zen
dc.date.issued1962en
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health. 1962. An Roinn Slainte (Department of Health): Report of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals for the years 1961-1962. Dublin: Department of Health.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575102en
dc.descriptionPrior to 1961 first admissions outnumbered re-admissions, but returns for 1961 and 1962 show that this position has been reversed. It will be noted that the 1961 returns showed a drop in the actual number of first admissions. With regard to the considerable growth of re-admissions to mental hospitals, I pointed out in a previous report that this trend, which is not peculiar to this country, indicated that more serious consideration would have to be given to after-care services. After-care services in this country generally leave a lot to be desired and inadequate supportive care in the community results in many former patients having to return to hospital for treatment. At the same time it must be stressed that the high re-admission rate is in part due to modern treatments which enable patients who would formerly have been retained in hospital indefinitely to be returned to the community, although some of these patients may on occasions require further hospital treat.ment. In this sense some forms of mental illness are no different from some forms of physical illness which are of a recurring or intermittent nature and continuous hospitalisation is no more justifiable for mental illness of such a type than it would be for corresponding physical ailments. The aim, of course, must be a high level of community services With easy access for hospital services where required.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGovernment Publicationsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPren
dc.relation.ispartofseries7664en
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen
dc.subjectHOSPITALen
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectHOSPITAL ADMISSIONen
dc.titleAn Roinn Slainte (Department of Health): Report of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals for the years 1961-1962.en
dc.typeConference Posteren
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