A Roscommon TD says the future of the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea does not look good.

Fianna Fail Deputy Eugene Murphy was speaking following a briefing of Oireachtas members on Friday by General Manager of the HSE Tony Canavan about the implementation of the recommendations from the recent review of Roscommon mental-health services.

During the briefing public representatives raised again their concerns over the future of the Rosalie Unit. It follows a public meeting on the unit in February which was attended by around 300 people and families being told by Mr Canavan that there is no future for the unit.

Deputy Murphy says while Mr Cavavan did not specially say the unit will close at the briefing, he said patients are currently being clinically assessed.

Minister for Health Simon Harris is due to meet with public representatives shortly about the matter.

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