The reform of healthcare in Ireland
This timely seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the future for healthcare policy in Ireland. Delegates will consider the potential challenges for implementing the recommendations set out by the Committee on the Future of Healthcare in their Sláintecare Report, for the creation of a universal single-tier health and social care system, which will entitle all residents to access a comprehensive range of services based on need, at no or reduced cost.
Attendees will discuss options for disentangling public and private healthcare successfully, increasing capacity in public hospitals and funding reformed services. They will also consider the next steps in delivering the shift toward primary and community care, and the future contribution of private hospitals. Further sessions will examine the future role of the HSE as a national strategy centre and the potential impact of this change on leadership and governance, as well as lessons from other jurisdictions in the provision of a universal healthcare system and the future for cross-border collaboration post-Brexit.