Papers presented at a conference on the development of care in the community at Hotel Blarney, Co. Cork 13th-15th May 1986

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/253673
Title:
Papers presented at a conference on the development of care in the community at Hotel Blarney, Co. Cork 13th-15th May 1986
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH); O'Sullivan, T
Affiliation:
Institute of Public Administration
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
15-May-1986
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/253673
Item Type:
Conference Presentation
Language:
en
Description:
In his opening address Councillor Willie Farrell referred to the very broad WHO definition of health. Today we tended to forget that there was more to community health than the care of the sick, important though that might be. Community care must begin with and be part of the community itself; there could not be community care unless the community cared. He concluded by noting that community care which was properly organised, staffed and funded was not cheap. It might be better and more desirable for a whole variety of reasons but it would not be cheap. This theme was also taken up by Mr Eamonn Hannan, who warned against seeing a transfer to the community as an easy solution to the real problem of the escalating costs of the health services. He noted that there was no reliable evidence that well developed community based services were less expensive than institutional services. "Pump-priming" funds would be required to develop community services. Mr Hannan said that the present position where health board allocations were reduced significantly in real terms each year allowed no scope to develop community services.
Keywords:
COMMUNITY CARE; HEALTH SERVICES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Ten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-28T12:33:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-28T12:33:06Z-
dc.date.issued1986-05-15-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/253673-
dc.descriptionIn his opening address Councillor Willie Farrell referred to the very broad WHO definition of health. Today we tended to forget that there was more to community health than the care of the sick, important though that might be. Community care must begin with and be part of the community itself; there could not be community care unless the community cared. He concluded by noting that community care which was properly organised, staffed and funded was not cheap. It might be better and more desirable for a whole variety of reasons but it would not be cheap. This theme was also taken up by Mr Eamonn Hannan, who warned against seeing a transfer to the community as an easy solution to the real problem of the escalating costs of the health services. He noted that there was no reliable evidence that well developed community based services were less expensive than institutional services. "Pump-priming" funds would be required to develop community services. Mr Hannan said that the present position where health board allocations were reduced significantly in real terms each year allowed no scope to develop community services.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY CAREen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.titlePapers presented at a conference on the development of care in the community at Hotel Blarney, Co. Cork 13th-15th May 1986en_GB
dc.typeConference Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Public Administrationen_GB
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