Presentations are now available for The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies seminar on the Role of the Person-in-charge

(17 Oct 2014)

The Quality and Standards Sub Committee held a very successful workshop on the "Role of the Persons-in-Charge" on Thursday 9th October, 2014 in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. (Due to unprecedented demand for places at the event bookings were closed weeks in advance).  

The event included information from people who have already gone through the registration process, as well as presentations from the Health Information & Quality Authority and  the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government. The mid-morning session was chaired by Marion Meany, Head of Operations & Service Improvement Disability, HSE with the other sessions chaired by John Hannigan, Chairperson of the National Federation and Bob McCormack, Chairperson of the Quality and Standards Sub-Committee.

The day provided an opportunity for Persons in Charge (PICs) to share information, talk about issues raised during HIQA inspections and learn from the experience of others.  There was Roundtable Discussions which were followed in the afternoon by an opportunity for questions to be posed directly to Mr. Finbarr Colfer from HIQA. There was also a fun element to the day with a Quiz entitled - How well do you know our regulations?  

Presentations from the event: 

What does it mean to be a Person in Charge?Ms. Pamela Fagan, Deputy CEO, Health Care Informed (HCI)

Preparing for HIQA Registration—An organisational perspectiveMs. Bernie O’Sullivan, Head of Homes & Community & Ms. Liza Fitzgerald, CNM3, COPE Foundation

Risk Management – Preparing for Registration & Inspections - Ms. Clare O’ Neill, Safety Development Manager, St. John of God Hospitaller Ministries

Getting your house in order - What needs to be considered from a fire safety perspective?Mr. Chris Barry, National Directorate for Fire & Emergency Planning, Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

The Person in Charge: An essential role in the provision of evidence based quality services & Response to Questions from Roundtable discussions  - Mr. Finbarr Colfer, Head of Programme: Disability Regulatory Directorate, HIQA

Statement on the NDA review on the implementation of the HIQA Disability Regulations by Mr Brian Dowling Department of Heatlh 


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