Health and social care supply and resource allocation planning in Ireland

Health researchers and policymakers from the ESRI, UCD, NUI Galway, the Department of Health and the HSE will discuss issues of regional inequalities in healthcare supply, substitution between hospital and non-acute care and resource allocation decisions in the Irish health and social care system.

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Conference Programme

Introduction

8:30

Registration

9.00

Welcome

Prof. Alan Barrett (Director, ESRI)

 

9.10 

Opening address

Jim Breslin (Secretary General, Department of Health)

An inter-sectoral analysis by geographic area of the need for and the supply and utilisation of health services in Ireland

Chair: Dr Maev-Ann Wren (Senior Research Officer, ESRI)

9.30

Geographic profile of healthcare needs and non-acute healthcare supply in Ireland

Dr Samantha Smith (Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin)

10:00

An analysis of the effects on Irish hospital care of the supply of care inside, and outside, the hospital

Dr Brendan Walsh (Research Officer, ESRI)

10:30

Discussion

10:50

Tea / Coffee Break

Integration and resource allocation decisions for Ireland

Chair: Paul Reid (CEO, Health Service Executive)

11.15

Integrated care and national clinical programmes in Ireland

Prof. Áine Carroll, (Professor of Healthcare Integration and Improvement UCD & Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the NRH)

11.45

Panel discussion on RICOs, resource allocation and acute/non-acute integration in Ireland

Speakers: Deirdre Collins (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform), Prof. Eamon O’Shea (NUIG), Michael Fitzgerald (HSE) and Dr Kathleen MacLellan (Department of Health)

Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Nursing Home Support Scheme

Deirdre Collins (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)

Home care in Ireland

Prof. Eamon O’Shea (NUIG)

Services for older people: Integration & resource allocation

Michael Fitzgerald (HSE)

ESRI Health Policy Conference

Dr Kathleen MacLellan (Department of Health)

12:30

Discussion

12:45

Conference close