February 28, 2012

Seminar: Should Ambulances Stop at the Border? The Challenge of Cooperation in Healthcare Provision

The Centre for Cross Border Studies, with the Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) at UCD and the International Centre for Local and Regional Development co-sponsored a lively seminar on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 at Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

The theme of the meeting was the challenge of cross-border cooperation in health care provision. Chaired by Dr Maurice Hayes, the speakers included Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, Secretary General of the Department of Health; Mr Tom Daly, and Ms Bernie McCrory  of Cooperation and Working Together (CAWT), Dr Ronan Foley of NUI Maynooth / ICLRD; and Ms Vanya Sargent of Crowe Horwath.

Dr Maurice Hayes, Mr Tom Daly, Ms Bernie McCrory, Ms Vanya Sargent, Mr Ronan Foley
Dr Maurice Hayes, Mr Tom Daly, Ms Bernie McCrory, Ms Vanya Sargent, Mr Ronan Foley

Vanya Sargent presented the findings of the report, Unlocking the Potential of Cross-Border Hospital Planning on the Island of Ireland: Development of a Prototype Modelling Framework, published in 2011 by the Centre for Cross Border Studies.

Mr Andy Pollak, Dr Maurice Hayes, Ms Bernie McCrory
Mr Andy Pollak, Dr Maurice Hayes, Ms Bernie McCrory