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Round Table on a Public Health Approach to Palliative Care

Almost 50 people attended a Round Table on a Public Health Approach to Palliative and End of Life Care on the island of Ireland held in the Ballymascanlon House Hotel on 3 December 2019. The event was supported by the Irish Hospice Foundation and jointly hosted by AIIHPC and the IHF, with the involvement of the Northern Ireland Regional Palliative Care In Partnership Programme.
Keynote speakers included Dr Libby Sallnow, from London, Professor Joachim Cohen, from Belgium, and Rebecca Patterson, from Scotland. An overview from the island of Ireland was provided by colleagues from the IHF, AIIHPC, the Department of Health in Northern Ireland and the Health Service Executive in the Republic of Ireland. We hope that the Round Table will be a catalyst for further development across the island of Ireland.

To read a short report on the event click here

Presentations from the event are available at links below:

Setting the scene – Analysis of Responses to Roundtable Pre-Questions – Paul O’Mahoney, The Irish Hospice Foundation

Compassionate Communities – Dr Libby Sallnow

What can big data do for public health palliative care research? – Professor Joachim Cohen

What’s happening in Scotland – Rebecca Patterson

The status on the island of Ireland – Sharon Foley, CEO The Irish Hospice Foundation, Rebecca Lloyd, The Irish Hospice Foundation, Brendan O’Hara, All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

Overview of health systems, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland – Chris Matthews, Department of Health, Sheilagh Reaper Reynolds, Health Service Executive