Tag Archives: Health

January 9, 2013

Mapping Acute Specialities

The aims of this project are to address a gap in information about cross-border and all-island acute health specialities by: Developing a geodatabase that maps acute health specialities on the island; Training health professionals in the use of this mapping tool (two seminars to be held for 20 people). The Centre’s partner in this project […]

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December 15, 2011

Unlocking the Potential of Cross-Border Hospital Planning on the Island of Ireland

A new research report from the Centre for Cross Border Studies concludes that there are potential benefits to be gained from increased North-South cooperation in a number of key acute healthcare services: cystic fibrosis, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery, paediatric cardiac surgery, orthopaedic surgery and acute mental health services. The report, Unlocking the Potential […]

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May 1, 2008

Cross-border GP Out-Of-Hours evaluation

Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT), a partnership of Health Boards and Trusts in the border region, is currently developing two pilot areas along the border where patients would be given the choice of accessing closer cross-border services or using the existing service in his/her own jurisdiction. A pilot cross-border GP Out Of Hours service was […]

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February 1, 2008

North/South Mental Health Services Research Group

Mental Health is currently a key priority of the two governments on the island.  There remains a great need for research and information which can inform planning and practice in the mental health services on the island. In October 2001 the Health Ministers, North and South, agreed a draft Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment […]

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December 17, 2007

Removing the Barriers

The state of the health system in general, and the hospital system in particular, is a burning issue in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. However the enthusiasm expressed by both doctors and patients for exploring the possibilities of improved health care in the border region through greater cross-border co-operation has fallen on […]

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August 1, 2007

Borders, Beds and Health: A Pilot Study Modelling All-Ireland Hospital Accessibility

In partnership with Dr Ronan Foley and Dr Martin Charlton, Centre for GeoComputational Research, NUI Maynooth. There has been increasing interest shown in recent years by both civil servants and academics in both Irish jurisdictions in modelling economic and social structures across the whole island, with health services being one of the key areas explored. […]

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January 11, 2007

Attitudes to the development of cross-border health services: The case of GP Out-Of-Hours services

Politicians and health professionals have identified health as a key area for cross-border co-operation. The two health systems (National Health Services in the North and Irish Health Service in the South) share common core principles, face similar health and service problems, and have adopted similar approaches to tackling issues. However there is little evidence of […]

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May 29, 2006

Patient Mobility in the European Union: learning from experience

Monday, 29 May 2006 The launch of the e4p Case Study book – official title: “Patient Mobility in the European Union: learning from experience” – took place on Monday, 29 May 2006 at the European Parliament, hosted by John Bowis, MEP. This case book includes a chapter on cross-border care on the island of Ireland […]

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May 1, 2006

Public attitudes to developing and using cross-border health services

Politicians and health professionals have identified health as a key area for cross-border co-operation. The two health systems (National Health Services in the North and Irish Health Service in the South) share common core principles, face similar health and service problems, and have adopted similar approaches to tackling issues. However there is little evidence of […]

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