Submission to HSE on the Establishment of Regional ICRUs in Irish Mental Health Service

The CPsychI Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry and Faculty of Social and Rehabilitation Psychiatry support the establishment of ICRUs as recommended under A Vision for Change. The ICRU’s should be managed by General Adult and Rehabilitation Teams. A Vision for Change asserts that the movement between the acute unit, high dependency area, ICRU and community facilities must be smooth and flow easily. There should be “good working relations between forensic services and the ICRU.” There must also be joint clinical management between catchment area CMHT’s and the ICRU team.