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Commission on Care for Older People

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Commission on Care

We are delighted to share the news that Ita Healy, Chair of Meath’s Older People’s Council and Chair of the National Network of OPCs, has been appointed as a member of the Commission on Care for Older People by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler.  The Commission on Care for Older People will examine the health and social care services and supports for older people across the continuum of care and make recommendations for their strategic developments. The Commission members provide expertise across the areas of geriatrics, gerontology, health economics, health policy and management, primary care, health ethics, health technologies, and ageing and disability.  Catherine McGuigan, Chief Officer of AFISS in Meath County Council, has also been appointed to the Commission and named Chairperson of the Reference Group for the Commission on Care for Older People. 

These appointments are a significant achievement for the Age Friendly Ireland Shared Service, and we would like to congratulate Ita on her appointment.

Other members of the Commission are listed at the following link https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/db2c7-members-comission-on-care-for-older-people/

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