The person appointed to carry out an independent review of the clinical assessments carried out at the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea, has withdrawn from the process.

That was confirmed to relatives of service-users of the facility yesterday.

Clinical assessments were carried out earlier this year at the unit to establish the needs of the residents going forward.

An independent review of those assessments was being carried out, after the assessments were concluded in May of this year.

However the person appointed to carry out the review by the College of Psychiatrists has now withdrawn from the process.

The review was due to be completed by September of this year but relatives of residents were informed yesterday that it will now be January of 2019 before the review is completed, as an independent third party is being sought to finish the work.

Liam Walsh, whose mother is a resident at the Rosalie Unit told Midwest News today that it is further disappointing news for families.

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