Eddie O’Toole, Operations Director at Bluebird Care addressed health professionals, policy makers, academics and influencers at the National Healthcare Conference held last week. Below are some photos of the event.
Bluebird Care will address Ireland’s National Healthcare Conference next week on “Homecare – The Challenges and Opportunities.”
Operations Director Eddie O’Toole says, “The growing demand for homecare services coupled with an increasing demand for regulation from customers is pulling the homecare sector in a new direction. We are calling for regulation of this sector sooner rather than later and with a collaborative approach between all stakeholders we can achieve this.”
Eddie O’Toole is Vice-Chairman of Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI) and through this grouping works for a tighter framework from which all operators in the homecare sector must play.
HCCI is the trade association representing private home care providers in Ireland.
The National Healthcare Conference which takes place in the Convention Centre Dublin on 19-20 March will see a high profile list of professionals, academics and policy-makers discuss the future of Ireland’s health system.
Speakers include Minister for Health, James Reilly TD; Secetary General of the Deparment of Health, Ambrose McLaughlin and Benedicts Clements, Division Chief IMF.
There was a full house for the very first Bluebird Care “Safe@Home” Security Seminar in Letterkenny last month.
Hosted by Marty Kelly, Director Bluebird Care Donegal, the event saw a number of key speakers address the issue of home security and crime.
Keynote speaker Sgt. Paul Wallace, Crime Prevention Unit in the Donegal Division said that while crime was down, “there has been a spike in home burglaries. However, he said there was a heightened fear about crime with greater media reporting.”
Marty Kelly told the audience that Bluebird Care was a “sounding board” for older people’s issues and that they were committed to raising them publicly and in forums such as the nationwide series of security seminars.
The event was chaired by Head of News at Highland Radio, Greg Hughes. Other speakers included Lourda Nee and Kelly Pyper from Letterkenny CDP who are project workers on the local Community Alert Scheme. Meanwhile Jim Porter from Sheridan Security demonstrated home security alarm products and other devices.
“Bring Care Home”
“I would like to thank the Bluebird Care team for the time and experience that was invested in me. I will treasure many memories I have of working with the clients and will always hold them dear to me” – Kelly
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