The Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare was established as a cross-party, non-partisan committee tasked with formulating a strategy for healthcare in Ireland over the next decade and beyond. Its Chairperson is Roisin Shortall TD.
Following on from the Long-Term Care Forum facilitated by SAGE/Third Age Ireland, at which representatives from Family Carers Ireland and ALONE were also keynote speakers, an invitation was extended to key participants in the forum to present to the JCFH on 9th November 2016. Dr Michael Browne presented a summary of his report arising from submissions to the Long-Term Care Forum, and Family Carers CEO John Dunne gave a presentation explaining in detail the place in and importance of family carers to the Irish healthcare system, and outlining how this importance was not reflected in their treatment by that system.
The opening statements can be viewed at the page for the Committee’s business on the Oireachtas website here.