December 15, 2011

Cross-Border Cooperation in Health Care: 5th North/South Research Forum and hospital services report launch

Europa Hotel, Belfast
Thursday 15 December 2011
9.30am – 1.00pm

At the 5th North South Research Forum in the Europa Hotel on Thursday 15th December 2011 were (from left to right) Ruth Taillon, Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies, Mr Tom Daly, Director General of Cooperation and Working Together (CAWT), and Mr Shane McQuillan and Ms Vanya Sargent of Horwath Bastow Charleton (HBC).
At the 5th North South Research Forum in the Europa Hotel on Thursday 15th December 2011 were (from left to right) Ruth Taillon, Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies, Mr Tom Daly, Director General of Cooperation and Working Together (CAWT), and Mr Shane McQuillan and Ms Vanya Sargent of Horwath Bastow Charleton (HBC).

The 5th meeting of the North/South Research Forum, was held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast on Thursday 15 December 2011, from 9.30am to 1.00pm.  The theme for the event was An Agenda for Cross-Border Cooperation in Health Care in Times of Austerity.

The speakers were:

  • Mr Dean Sullivan, Director of Commissioning, Health and Social Care Board [1.5mb]
  • Jan Rigby, Centre for Health Geoinformatics NUI MaynoothClient Council [2.9mb]
Unlocking the Potential of Cross-Border Hospital Planning on the Island of Ireland: A Prototype Modelling Framework
Unlocking the Potential of Cross-Border Hospital Planning on the Island of Ireland: A Prototype Modelling Framework

The North South Research Forum saw the launch of a report that is the outcome of a major CCBS research project, Exploring the Potential of Cross-Border Hospital Planning on the Island: A Prototype Modelling Framework, that was funded through the EU INTERREG IVA Programme. This report has been completed on behalf of the Centre by Mr Shane McQuillan and Ms Vanya Sargent of Dublin-based consultants Horwath Bastow Charleton (HBC).  The authors presented the key findings and recommendations of their research.

Download a copy of Unlocking the Potential of Cross-Border Hospital Planning on the Island of Ireland and Appendix D: Data Modelling Tool (Excel version).

Following the presentations by the speakers there were opportunities for discussion and informal networking.

The North/South Research Forum, which meets twice a year, offers an opportunity for academics and other professional researchers, public officials, funders, policy makers and other interested parties to meet in a semi-formal setting to discuss research, policy and practice of particular relevance to the border region and/or the promotion of cross border co-operation.

For further information, please contact Ms Eimear Donnelly at the Centre for Cross Border Studies, 39 Abbey Street, Armagh BT61 7EB. Tel: 028 3751 1550. Email: eimear.donnellly@qub.ac.uk.

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