Closure of Brain Injuries unit in Clonmel

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The only Acquired Brain injuries assessment and Transitional living unit in the South East Region is to close and staff have been left without any communication from the HSE.

That is according to Independent TD Mattie McGrath.

Sli Eile is the HSE's Community Assesment and Transitional Living Unit (TLU) for people with acquired Brain Injuries(ABI) based in Clonmel.

It is the only HSE run rehabilitation service for people with ABI in the south east region and provides short to medium term residental rehab placements in the community for three  people at any one time.

Last Thursday week, Senior Management within the HSE Disibility Services visited Sli Eile and announced that the Transitional Living Unit was to be closed as part of the service plan for the South East and staff are to be redeployed to Damien House.

According to Deputy McGrath the staff have had no further communication to date with the HSE with regards to when their positions in Sli Eile will terminate.

Deputy McGrath has said that he will raise this matter with Minister of State Kathleen Lynch.