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Farrell announces €732,940 in Sláintecare funding for 4 projects which will benefit Dublin Fingal residents

16/09/2019

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has announced that residents in the North County will benefit from €732,940 funding for 4 projects through the Sláintecare Integration Fund.

Deputy Farrell said the projects are designed to move more care into the community and will lead to improvements for patients with chronic conditions, diabetes and heart failure, as well as supporting older people to be cared for in their own homes.

Deputy Farrell said: “Sláintecare is our plan to reform the health service, dismantle the HSE and deliver more care close to home.

“This will take time but we want to start rewarding people who are embracing the Sláintecare vision and encourage everyone to think how we can provide more integrated care.

“That’s why my Fine Gael colleague Minister for Health Simon Harris established the Sláintecare Integration Fund and I am delighted we are now announcing the successful applicants with €20 million in funding for 122 projects across the country”

“Projects which will work to benefit people in Dublin Fingal are:

Category Organisation Project Description Full Year Funding
Citizen Empowerment and Health & Wellbeing CHO9 Consolidating the Implementation of the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme in CHO Dublin North City & County This project will promote of Stanford Chronic Disease self-management to all of Dublin North City, West and County. The Stanford model Chronic Disease Self-management Programme supports people with long-term health conditions to acquire the generic skills required of them to become effective partners in their own health.                            148,852
Mental Health HAIL Housing Association for Integrated Living Community Living Mental Health Recovery Co-Ordinator This project will further develop a Peer Mentor Programme offering training to tenants and clients in the greater Dublin Area living with severe and enduring mental ill health. It will encourage meaningful and sustained recovery in a clients own home.  60,840
Oncology CHO9 CIT Dublin North City and County Community Oncology Service The aim of the project is to expand the CIT Community Oncology Service to increase the number and type of infusions to patients outside of a hospital setting and in collaboration with those hospitals.  This will assist in early discharge of patients from acute care, assist in hospital attendance avoidance and maximise the number of clients living with chronic disease to be cared for as much as possible in the community of Dublin North City and County.                            262,573
Respiratory (COPD) /Asthma CHO9 (Dublin North; North Central; North West) Integrated Care Programme for COPD in CHO/DNCC Beaumont Hospital Introduce a Respiratory Integrated Care (RIC) Team to CHO Dublin North City, West and County / Beaumont Hospital area.   The service will support GPs in the diagnosis and management of patients with COPD/Asthma and improve patient outcomes by providing integrated care across hospital and community services. 260,675

Minister for Health Simon Harris said: “These projects show how joined-up thinking and working in partnership can help us reach Sláintecare’s goals of shifting the majority of care to the community, reducing waiting lists and improving experiences for patients and staff across the health and social care service in Ireland.” cked0 Gr