Sláintecare established a learning network in 2019 for the +100 Integration Fund projects. Sláintecare is working with IFIC Ireland and the HSE to develop a series of learning webinars to share stories of how initiatives and services supported by the Sláintecare Integration Fund have contributed to delivery of care to help vulnerable people stay well in their communities.
This learning will be of particular relevance for services provided for those most at risk of developing COVID-19. Many of the integration-funded projects adapted to delivering their care in innovative ways as a result of infection-control measures, introduced to avoid social contact.
Webinar 2: New Ways of Working
Sláintecare hosted our second Right Care, Right Place, Right Time, Webinar - ‘New Ways of Working’ on 16 July 2020.
This webinar shared stories of how services are working differently to provide right care, right place, right time by the right team. Three projects shared their learnings from COVID-19 - how their work practices might have changed during COVID-19 and what has enabled them to change work practice to deliver the right care in the right place at the right time by the right team.
Presentations from three projects:
Social Prescribing Projects
- The Sláintecare Integration Fund is supporting seven Social Prescribing projects all over Ireland. Social Prescribing addresses many of the goals of Sláintecare. It creates opportunities for people to get involved in caring for their own health and wellbeing, it deepens links between community and medical care, and it reduces the need for people to seek medical appointments with either their GP or to attend hospital for care for their chronic conditions.
CHO Cork Kerry Urgent Ambulatory Care and Virtual Ward for the Older Person
- This project is working to enable a service model that is an alternative to an ED attendance and hospital admission. Patients over 75 years of age will have their needs managed in a community setting, be assessed, diagnosed, and treated at home, and will remain at home with the support of a multidisciplinary team.
CKCH Social Inclusion Covid Response
- This project demonstrates the flexibility shown by the Social Inclusion team and how they restructured their entire team to respond to COVID-19 and their interagency engagement with LAs, Gardai, ETB and so on, as well as support from partners in the Community and Voluntary sector.
This webinar was the second in a series of webinars and is being hosted by Sláintecare in partnership with HSE and IFIC Ireland.
Webinar 1: Best practice and processes for the care of older people
Sláintecare hosted our first ever Right Care, Right Place, Right Time, Webinar - ‘Best practice and processes for the care of older people’ on 25 June 2020.
This webinar shared stories of how Sláintecare integration funded projects have contributed to the delivery of care to help older vulnerable people stay well in their homes/communities. Through this webinar, we profiled three projects funded through the Sláintecare Integration Fund that demonstrate how older people are supported to remain well in their own homes with the appropriate supports around them.
This webinar was the first in a series of webinars and is being hosted by Sláintecare in partnership with HSE and IFIC Ireland.