Man awaits bed in Cen­tral Men­tal Hospi­tal

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A young man with men­tal health is­sues has been re­manded in cus­tody at Clover­hill Prison while he waits for a bed to be­come free at the Cen­tral Men­tal Hospi­tal in Dublin.

Sligo Dis­trict Court was told that 27-year-old Philip Lyons of Kestrel Drive, Kevins­fort, was cer­ti­fied as too ill to travel to court last week.

He’s charged with three counts of as­sault at the Sligo/Leitrim Men­tal Health Ser­vices at Clar­ion Road on Septem­ber 20 th 2016, July 27 th and July 6 th last.

Mr Donal McGuin­ness BL for the HSE at­tended court, ac­com­pa­nied by three staff mem­bers from the Men­tal Health unit in Sligo. He told Judge Kevin Kil­rane that Lyons was “top of the list” for a trans­fer to the Cen­tral Men­tal Hospi­tal and once a bed was free, the Gov­er­nor of Clover­hill would make an or­der for his trans­fer.

Judge Kil­rane re­manded Lyons in cus­tody to Sligo Dis­trict Court to 12 th of Oc­to­ber but ex­cused him from at­tend­ing.

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