Department of Health (ROI)

Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal

21st July 2015, Department of Health (ROI)

The Department of Health (ROI) Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme was published on Monday 20 July 2015.  The Review was carried out by the Department in collaboration with the Health Service Executive with input from Deloitte and Touche as external consultants.

Specific recommendations are to:

Review of Fair Deal Scheme

Department of Health (ROI) Statement of Strategy 2015-2017

22nd June 2015, Department of Health (ROI)

The Department of Health (ROI) recently published its Statement of Strategy 2015-2017.  It sets out five major themes for action over the next few years. These include Healthy Ireland - improving our health and wellbeing as individuals and as a nation; improving patient outcomes and patient safety; moving towards universal health care; investing in IT and modernising o infrastructure; and embedding structural and financial reforms. Read more here.

The Irish National Dementia Strategy and implementation plan

17th December 2014, Department of Health (ROI)

The Irish National Dementia Strategy was launched on Wednesday 17 December 2014. The launch honours the commitment in the Programme for Government to develop a national Alzheimer’s and other dementias strategy to  increase awareness, ensure timely diagnosis and intervention, and develop enhanced community based services.

The Strategy sets out a number of principles to underpin the provision of care and supports for people with dementia including: