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Exploring the establishment of a statutory homecare scheme in Ireland


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Presented by the Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) and Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA)


When: Friday, 26th May 2017, from 9.00 am

Where: Education Centre, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6W


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Cost: €65 including lunch


The Irish Gerontological Society, in collaboration with the Irish Social Policy Association, is delighted to announce an interdisciplinary symposium.

The aim of this symposium is to have a purposeful discussion around reform in the provision of homecare in Ireland; specifically the development of an Irish statutory homecare scheme.

Key experts will discuss aspects of such a statutory homecare scheme from a number of perspectives including clinical, economic and policy. This multi-dimensional exploration of the future of homecare in Ireland will situate attendees firmly in this policy making process offering a unique opportunity to make an informed input during the consultative process of the scheme.

This symposium will be of interest to healthcare management personnel, academics, advocacy groups for carers and older peopledoctors, nursing and health and social care professions, policy makers and home care providers.

Speakers: Brendan Courtney (RTE presenter), Elaine O Connor (Connolly Hospital & Irish Gerontological Society), Justin Moran (Age Action), Virginia Pye (Public Health Nursing, HSE), Maeve O'Brien (Department of Health), Dr. Rachel Kiersey (Health Research Board), Dr Catriona Murphy (Dublin City University/TILDA), Prof. Desmond O’Neill (Consultant Geriatrician, Tallaght Hospital), Padraic Fleming (SPHeRE/NUI Maynooth), Prof Eamon O'Shea (Irish Centre for Social Gerontology), Dr Siobhan Kennelly (National Clinical Care Programme for Older People) and Michael Fitzgerald (HSE Services for Older People)

*Please note that given the dynamic theme, the programme, speakers, and the working titles of speaker contributions might be subject to minorchanges, and may be updated up to the day of the conference. If you have any comments or questions related directly to the programme, please contact Elaine O Connor (Secretary of the Irish Gerontological Society), who is coordinating the programme: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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