Cancelled: HMI West Regional Meeting, 2 April, 2015

2 Apr 2015 - 13:00

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the presentation by John Linehan to HMI West Region scheduled for 2 April will not go ahead.
We hope to re-arrange this presentation for a future date and apologise for any inconvenience.

The Irish National Dementia Strategy

Presented by John LinehanServices for Older People, Social Care Division, HSE

13.30 – 15.00, 2 April 2015
Room 1, Education Centre, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway

The HMI West Region is delighted that John Linehan, Social Care Division, HSE, will present at the next regional meeting.

It is estimated that there are approximately 50,000 people with dementia in Ireland today. These numbers are expected to increase to over 140,000 by 2041. As a result, the Programme for Government 2011-2016 commited to developing ‘a national Alzheimer’s and other dementias strategy to 1) increase awareness 2) ensure early diagnosis and intervention and 3) develop enhanced community based services’.

John Linehan completed his nurse training in Cork University Hospital in 1985. He completed his Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2005 from the University of Manchester/RCN. He recently completed his Doctorate in Nursing through the School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC. Having worked as a staff nurse and nurse tutor/lecturer he took up a number of nurse management posts in residential care settings for older people. Currently, he is the Regional Specialist for Services for Older People in the HSE South, and works with the National Social Care Division (Older People Services). He is the programme lead for the National Dementia Strategy.

Timetable for the event:

13.00 Registration
13.30 Welcome and opening address Adrian Ahern, Chair, West Region
13.35 “The Irish National Dementia Strategy
John Linehan, Services for Older People, Social Care Division, HSE
14.15 Questions and Answers
14.45 Closing comments Adrian Ahern, Chair, West Region


For further information, please contact Rosemarie Carroll (HMI) at 01 2974070 or email

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