2018 Conference

Following on from last year’s successful conference, we are delighted to be able to confirm that this year’s conference will take place on Thursday November 22nd from 9am to 5pm in the fabulous CityNorth Hotel on the M1.

 

Last year’s conference was a huge success with over 450 attendees! Our first conference held exclusively for Health Care Assistant/Carers. It highlighted and generated some interesting discussion on the issues that are of concern in the many different care settings in Ireland.

 

Hospitals, Home Care, Nursing Homes, Residential, Hospice Care staff and other settings have never been in such demand, time to look at why there is a demand!

 

We want this year’s conference to begin to address these issues and to celebrate the important role Carers/Health Care Assistants carry out and to highlight that caring is a

worthwhile career that needs to be properly remunerated with clear career pathways open for Carers and Health Care Assistants.

Health Care Assistants/Carers

 

Health Care Assistants/Carers play a vital role in our health sector but their contribution is often undervalued and not fully recognised. The recent ERSI report into the future needs of healthcare workers, highlighted that it was amongst Health Care Assistants/Carers where we would face the biggest increase in demand. A staggering 54% increase. In addition, the Department of Health’s own Health Service Capacity Review recommends and 50% increase in the primary care workforce.

 

Hospitals, Home Care, Nursing Homes, Residential, Hospice Care staff and other settings have never been in such demand, time to look at why there is a demand!

 

We want this year’s conference to begin to address these issues and to celebrate the important role Carers/Health Care Assistants carry out and to highlight that caring is a

worthwhile career that needs to be properly remunerated with clear career pathways open for Carers and Health Care Assistants.

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Conference Agenda

Róisín O’Hara

Master of conference

 

8:30

Conference centre open / Delegate registration

9:00

Allison Metcalfe

Founder of HCA & Carers Ireland

Opening address

9:05

Ryan Williams

Connected Talent

Lessons from the UK – Evolution or Revolution

9:20

Kate Steel

Irish Hospice Foundation

Quality improvement nursing home care’ & CEOL (Compassionate End of Life)

9:35

Dr Austin Warters PhD

HSE

How can we make the working life of a HCA better?
Primary messages of European funded research study.

10:00

Breakout session / Tea & Coffee

11:00

Karl F. Conyard

HCA & Carers Ireland

‘Education and the HCA/Carer’. How long is a piece of string?

11:15

Geraldine Lavery

Head of Department Health and Sport, North West Regional College

11:30

David Casey

DeCare Dental

11:45

Karen Brennan

Self Care for Carers

12:15

Breakout session 

13:45

Margert Codd

Quality Improvement Division, HSE

Person Centred Culture Programme

14:10

Rosarii Mannion

National HR Director, HSE

14:45

Tadhg Daly

Chief Executive, Nursing Homes Ireland

Health Care Assistants in Nursing Home Care

15:00

Jim Daly TD

Minister of State at the Dept. of Health

15:15

Breakout session

16:00

Panel discussion & questions from the floor

Karen Brennan - Self Care for Carers

Tadgh Daly - Nursing Homes Ireland

Joseph Musgrave - HCCI Chief Executive

Michael Harty - Homecare Plus

Lucie Cunningham - The HomeShare

Allison Metcalfe - HCA & Carers Ireland

16:35

Jordan Dennis

HCA & Music Therapist

16:50

Prizes & Announcement.

17:00

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