Category Archives: telecare

Ireland’s alarm budget for elderly halved

Ireland’s Seniors Alert Scheme, which provides grants for over 65’s to buy personal monitored alarms, has been cut by 53%. Last year €2.4m was allocated to the scheme run by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. But under … Continue reading

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Connecting citizens, changing lives

The combination of innovative public services and BT’s open access fibre network has put Northern Ireland in the European fast lane. What to do next is the big challenge, according to the Chief Executive of BT Ireland, Colm O’Neill. Many years … Continue reading

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Appeal for unwanted disability, mobility, living aids

Northern Visions and Open Arts are planning a new project Sensorama exploring the role of science and technology in the lives of people with disabilities. Part of the project involves an installation, which will be exhibited at the Ulster Museum … Continue reading

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Promoting independence through housing/health partnerships

Agenda NI features a piece on the telecare and telehealth services offered by Fold Housing Association, Northern Ireland’s largest social enterprise, providing housing, care and support to 30,000 homes throughout Ireland. Read more

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NI Connected Health Eco Day

  Some news releases concerning the recent NI Connected Health Ecosystem Day:   • Health Minister welcomes Chilean Health Ministry to Northern Ireland – issued by the University of Ulster • Northern Ireland Addressing Healthcare Challenge – issued by the Department of Health, Social Services and … Continue reading

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Innovation in Health is a necessity not a luxury, says Poots

Embracing and encouraging research, innovation and new technology is central to reforming our Health and Social Care (HSC) service and bolstering our economy, Minister Edwin Poots said today. Briefing the Assembly on promoting innovation, the Health Minister said: “There are … Continue reading

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Connected Health: Are we at the Tipping Point, or Another False Dawn?

University of Ulster press release following Professor Norman Black’s talk ‘Connected Health: Are we at the Tipping Point, or Another False Dawn?’ the latest lecture in the NISP CONNECT, Frontiers in Science & Technology series which took place last Thursday November 29, … Continue reading

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KTN – Overview of assisted living sector in Northern Ireland

This case study provides an overview of the assisted living sector in Northern Ireland and is part of a wider UK Capability Map commissioned under the KT4i Project. The case study looks at the Demographics, Health Profile, Provision of Care … Continue reading

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ECHAlliance Launch NICH-ECO Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem

The development of a Connected Health Ecosystem in Northern Ireland brings together the public, independent and private sectors, research bodies and patients and families to share good practice, learn from experiences and help to prioritize and develop connected health solutions.   The NI … Continue reading

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Launch of NI ‘Connected Health’ Ecosystem

The launch of the Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem by Health Minister Edwin Poots and Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster took place yesterday. The ecosystem is a forum to bring together stakeholders from the HSC, academia and business to discuss and take … Continue reading

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Industry Workshop – Enhancing Longer Living in Smarter Places

The Netwell and CASALA research centres based at Dundalk Institute of Technology have organised an industry workshop event, ‘Enhancing Longer Living in Smarter Places’. The focus of the workshop will be to explore the establishment of a new ‘Technology Gateway’ … Continue reading

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Research on the provision of Telehealth and Telecare in Ireland

Ireland’s independent statutory advisory body to Government on disability policy and practice, the National Disability Authority (NDA), is currently seeking proposals to conduct research on systems of Telecare and Telehealth nationally and internationally, to support independent living and living at home for people of … Continue reading

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