Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland in making this submission would like to emphasise these main themes:

  • Parity of funding for mental healthcare with physical healthcare.
  • Funding that promotes community care.
  • Funding that ensures the proper functioning of primary care and frees out secondary and tertiary care for those who need it.
  • Staff recruitment, training and retention.
  • Simplification of administrative systems.
  • Access on the basis of need not income or geography.