STREAM 2: Access to healthcare

With some of the longest waiting times in Europe, will we finally get to grips with the chronic lack of access to care?

11:15

Welcome from the Chair 

11:20

Keynote Address: The key challenges of moving to an integrated care model of healthcare

In order to tackle critical issues such as Emergency Department overcrowding and long wait times for elective care, the integrated approach needs development and translation at every level and in every setting of the health service. In this session you’ll hear how this can be done.

Sarah Barry

Sarah Barry

Assistant Professor, Public Health and Primary Care, Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin

11:45

Cast Study: Improving waiting times: How one hospital group is bucking the trend

This session will detail the RCSI’s waiting list management system and lessons to be learned.

Ian Carter

Ian Carter

CEO, RCSI Hospitals Group and CEO, Beaumont Hospital

12:10

Q&A with speakers

12:20

Panel Discussion: From the waiting room to the living room: Shifting the focus to out-of-hospital care

Moving care from hospital to community services has been long talked about but there has never been a step-change in the focus on delivery. How can the healthcare system make the best possible use of community health services to meet the changing needs of the population?

Anne MacFarlane

Anne MacFarlane

Professor of Primary Healthcare Research, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick

David Sheehan

David Sheehan

David Sheehan, Managing Director, Global Diagnostics

Pauline O'Neill

Pauline O'Neill

COPD Support, Drogheda

David Hanlon

David Hanlon

GP and National Clinical Advisor and Programme Group Lead, Primary Care/Clinical Strategy and Programmes, HSE