STREAM 3: The Workforce Challenge


Welcome from the Chair



Great Attrition or Great Attraction? Addressing healthcare workforce challenges



Ireland’s future healthcare workforce challenge

  • What are the characteristics and critical skills necessary for the workforce of the future?
  • What are the educational needs of the future health care workforce?
  • How many healthcare staff will we need by 2040 and where will we find them?
  • How do we reorganise workforce planning to address these changes?
  • As healthcare workers retire, could AI help solve the shortage of healthcare workers?
Professor Mark White (PhD, MSc, MBS, Dip HE, FFNMRCSI, FCIPD, RGN)

Professor Mark White (PhD, MSc, MBS, Dip HE, FFNMRCSI, FCIPD, RGN)

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences



Combating healthcare workforce shortages with digital solutions

If the staff shortage issue is not addressed, our healthcare systems’ long-term sustainability and productivity to deliver better patient care will be at risk. This is not an easy challenge to fix, and innovative solutions will be critical for filling the void caused by staff shortages.



Creating our future digital workforce: Ensuring the health and care system has the skills, leadership and culture needed for digital change

  • How we can ensure health and care staff have the training and skills required to use digital technologies
  • Ensuring we have the digital solutions available to enable staff to improve ways of working and reduce workforce demand

Our panel discusses how we can prepare, support, and enable the workforce to continue to transform how digital technologies are used in healthcare.

Caroline Whelan

Caroline Whelan

CEO, Blackrock Health


Lunch break

Main Agenda

STREAM 1: The Future of Aged Care

STREAM 2: Moving Care Closer to Home