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Tuesday 16 July 2019

'No one waiting for CAMHS for more than six months'

The HSE says no one is waiting longer than six months to access CAMHS.

the number of young people waiting to access the CAMHS service at the end of December in Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan was 74.

The HSE says the total number of whole time equivalent, CAMHS posts in Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan is 22.

Of these the actual number of vacant, whole-time equivalent, CAMHS posts across Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan is 6.

The filling of these posts is being progressed through the National Recruitment Service. At the end of October 2018 there were 240 children and young people waiting access to CAMHS service across the whole of CHO Area 1 which includes the counties of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo.

As the end of December 2018 there were 74 children and young people waiting access to CAMHS service in Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan Of this 74, 71 were waiting 0 to 3 months and 3 were waiting 3 to 6 months. There is no one waiting longer than 6 months.

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