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- Inspector of Mental Health Services Report
- Dr Muthulingam Kasiraj
The hospital is a freestanding 41 bay, 3 storeyed psychiatric hospital built on twenty-five acres of land purchased in 1848 for £829 which eventually opened as the Mullingar District Lunatic Asylum on 23 August 1855. It was extended c.1895. The hospital is a well-detailed Victorian institutional complex, in the Gothic style with extensive Tudor Gothic detailing. The structure was built to designs by John Skipton Mulvany, possibly the most celebrated architect operating in Ireland at the time. It cost some £35,430 (equivalent to €3.2 million in today's money) to build, and was built to accommodate 300 patients. The first patients were transferred from the Richmond Surgical Hospital in Dublin, and all of them were female. In the grounds of the hospital, there are various buildings including a chapel which was constructed c.1886, a nurses' home and an infirmary which were built c.1940.
Julie Caffrey Leonard, a housekeeper from nearby Trim, County Meath, was admitted into the hospital after she threw hot tea on her husband during an argument as she suspected him of adultery. She spent 22 years in the institution and protested as she knew she did not belong in such a place, neither did most of those who were confined in its walls. She died in the hospital on 10 February 1919, aged 54 due to myocardial degeneration. Hanna Greally was born in Athlone on 21 April 1924, and was admitted to the hospital in 1943 at the age of 19 by the advice of her mother after Greally had just returned home from London where she had witnessed the horrors of the London Blitz while training to be a nurse. Bird's Nest Soup, a book written by Hanna and published in 1971, captured the haunting detail of other's lives stripped of human rights of "the unloved, social outcasts, the incurably embittered and the dispirited".Greally died at her home in County Roscommon in 1987, aged 62. In 1958 a...
After the introduction of deinstitutionalisation in the late 1980s the hospital went into a period of decline.In 2007, the Inspector of Mental Health Services report created a horrific picture of the appalling conditions which some residents have to endure in ageing psychiatric hospitals around the country. The Inspector called for two hospitals to be closed, urging that St Loman's be closed immediately. The Inspector made the following comments on St. Loman's conditions.
In 2016, a Medical Council inquiry had found a junior doctor, Dr Muthulingam Kasiraj, also known as Dr Sripathy, who had worked as a senior house officer at St Loman's Psychiatric hospital for a period of approximately six months between July 2013 and January 2014, guilty of poor professional performance on several counts. Allegations made against the doctor included that he did not have basic knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), did not know the difference between some generic and branded drugs, did not know how to dial 999, was incapable of interpreting simple blood tests, did not understand the effects of some drugs on the liver, and that he wrote up wrong doses for drugs (supposedly no patients were harmed). Mr Kasiraj was also accused of being responsible for incomplete note taking. In Mr Kasiraj's defence, he claimed that anankastic personality disorder, which he was diagnosed with after the time period in question, had "affected" his performance during the period...