Redesigning healthcare: What sort of health service do we want and are we prepared to pay for it?

Thursday, 6th February 2020, Croke Park Stadium

The National Health Summit

Redesigning healthcare: What sort of health service do we want? And, are we prepared to pay for it?
Thursday, February 6, 2020, Croke Park Stadium
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Ireland’s longest running healthcare management conference

​Our health service is being challenged. From the rise in chronic diseases to an ageing and growing population to pressure on healthcare funding, our government and all healthcare stakeholders must find a way to creating an effective and sustainable healthcare system. Sláintecare is that way – the blueprint for an affordable, universal, single-tier healthcare system where all patients are treated promptly and effectively on the basis of medical needs, not their ability to pay.

2019, the first full year of implementation, has seen Sláintecare starting to take shape. Some key milestones include the formation of the new HSE board, agreement to re-organise the HSE into six healthcare regions with devolved decision-making powers and the publication of the review into removing private practice from public hospitals. now comes the hard part – implementing and paying for the reforms. With that in mind, the National Health Summit 2020, now in its sixteenth year, will ask how will we realise the reform plan’s vision.

This event is attended by the range of healthcare stakeholders including policy-makers, leaders and managers in healthcare management and delivery, clinical leaders, patient advocates, researchers, academics, economists, service providers to the healthcare sector.

Since the early noughties, this summit has been ‘the go to event’ for senior leaders within the entire health eco-system. It is a forum that brings together the full range of stakeholders in our public health service to learn, network and share knowledge and experience. It is where healthcare staff and leaders, policy-makers, commentators and patient groups meet to constructively challenge current ways of thinking and offer new perspectives.

We hope you will join us again on 6th February 2020 for what promises to be another engaging and insightful day.

Our event will feature plenary sessions and dedicated conference tracks where we’ll be addressing some big question topics:

  • Realising our 10-year vision for healthcare.
  • How to heal an ailing healthcare system? Making the shift from a Hospital system to a Health system.
  • Are we in danger of returning to the past? The obstacles and challenges to implementing the regional healthcare reforms.
  • International case studies on devolved regional health and care models.
  • The future relationship between private and public healthcare.
  • The Big Challenge: Disentangling private care from public hospitals – It will be complex, costly and take years… will it ever happen?
  • What turns a good idea into reality? A discussion exploring lessons from innovation programmes across the healthcare system and those who are living the journey of getting an innovative idea or practice adopted.
  • How to scale innovation faster for patient and population benefit.
  • Do what you are here to do – step up and save the world! New era thinking on spreading and scaling change
  • HSE people: Talking about the People Strategy and the future HSE – A diverse mix of voices offering insights and learning about creating our future health service

The range of stakeholders who attend this event include:

  • Policy makers
  • Leaders and managers in healthcare management and service delivery
  • Clinical leaders
  • Patient advocates
  • Healthcare researchers, academics, economists
  • Service providers to the healthcare sector

Here are some of the well-known organisations who attended our 2019 Summit:

The Royal Hospital Donnybrook, Nua Healthcare, Molecular Medicine Ireland, CORU, Children’s Hospital Group, IMO, RCSI, ByrneWallace, Novartis Ireland, HSE South, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Midlands Regional Hospital, VHI, MSD Ireland, Rutland Centre, Temple St Children’s University Hospital, AbbVie, Medical Protection Society, Clanwilliam Group, CareZapp, Beaumont Hospital, BraineyApp, St. Johns Hospital, National Rehab Hospital, Deloitte, UL Hospitals Group, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, PwC, Bon Secours Health System, IPPOSI, Servisource, GSK, Saolta, Westdoc, IPU, Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, Meath County Council, Accenture, Laya Healthcare, NTPF, Myhomecare, Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council, Boots Retail, Medical Council of Ireland, Uniphar, St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Patients for Patient Safety Ireland, Grant Thornton, Irish Life Health, University Hospital Limerick, Tallaght Hospital, Connolly Hospital, Dept of Health, HSE West, Smith & Nephew, St. Lukes Radiation Oncology Unit, Roche Diagnostics, Vanguard Healthcare, National Office of Clinical Audit, Children’s Hospital Group and many more…

Read below to see what some of the attendees from our last Health Summit have to say:
Brian Turner
Healthcare Economist, UCC
“An Excellent conference. Very interesting, relevant and timely”
Dr. Truls Christiansen
GP, County Wicklow
“My 3rd summit – by far the best because it allowed interaction with important problems in the healthcare services”
Mary Kirwan
HR Manager, Our Lady’s Hospital
“Excellent – thoroughly enjoyed it and very informative”
Emer Martin
Director of Nursing, St. John’s Hospital, Limerick
“Informative and inspiring. I will explore ways for my hospital to work more collaboratively with primary care practitioners”
​Stephen Mulvany
Chief Finance Officer, HSE
“ Excellent – professional and key decision-makers present”
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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144


Contact Us
This summit is organised by iQuest and our events partner The Sunday Business Post. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:
Jackie Bryan

Conference Facilitator

Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913


The Venue
Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park

The GDPR Summit takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information. Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park this is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel). GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977 Tel: + 353 1 819 2300 Email: Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park