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Irish Street Medicine Symposium 

27 – 28 September


Presentations - Day 1

2019 Programme Presentation Slides

Day 1
Friday 27 September 2019


plenary session

Theme:  Putting the most vulnerable first: The National Perspective

Depression and Stigma in Homelessness    

Chris O'Donnell (Expert by Experience)

HSE National Social Inclusion Perspectives

Joe Doyle (National Social Inclusion Lead - HSE National Social Inclusion Office)


The Hospital Experience for Homeless People


Dr Clíona Ní Cheallaigh (Inclusion Health Consultant St James Hospital)


National Implementation of Housing First    


Bob Jordan (National Housing First Director)


parallel session 1

Theme:  Innovation in Practice

1)  Step Up Step Down - The first year in Dublin's intermediate care centre for homeless people    


     Niamh Murphy and Angela Skuce (Dublin Simon & Safetynet Primary Care)

2)  MQI - Naloxone Training & Prescribing Service.  From Pilot To Present Day   


     William Carroll and Laurence Moloney, (Merchants Quay Ireland)

3)  Direct Acting Antiviral Treatment of Hepatitis C in the community    


     Susan Ryan, Helen Ryan and Catherine Keane, (Limerick Drug and Alcohol Service)

4)  Making Screening and Assessment Mobile     


      Emma Coughlan (Safetynet Primary Care)

5)  Improving Access to Epilepsy Care for Homeless Patients    


     Elisabeth Doran (Dublin Mid-Leinster Epilepsy Service, St James Hospital)

6)  The New HSE Inclusion Health Hub     


     Anita Whyte (HSE Social Inclusion) and Fiona O'Reilly (Safetynet Primary Care)


parallel session 2

Theme:  Mental Health

1)  Multiple Jeopardy - Psychiatric vulnerabilities and homelessness in Irish Prisons    


     Gautam Gulati and Valerie Murphy (University of Limerick and University College Cork)

  Research Papers and Contact Information available



2)  Experiences of Social Farming in Homeless Services in the Mid- West     


     Martin Hogan (HSE/ Social Farming Ireland)


3)  Intentional Drug Overdose Among Homeless People in Ireland    


     Caroline Daly (National Suicide Research Foundation)

4)  Opening the Door to Hope - Implementing the Collaborative Assessment and Management

     of Suicidality Approach within  Homeless Services    


     Andrea Koenigstorfer, Kirstine Graydon (Dublin Simon Sure Steps Counselling Service)



5)  Mental Health Service Provision for Adults who are Homeless: Experiences of

     Front-Line Service Providers


     Gerry Devine ( HSE South - Waterford Mental Health Services)


6) "There's a Hole in the Bucket" - How do staff replenish their empathy stores? 


       Eibhliín Collins (Mercy University Hospital Cork)


parallel session 3

Theme:  Challenges and Solutions

1)  Working with keyworkers to improve homeless health    


     Briege Casey, Mary Farrelly and Denise Proudfoot (School of Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU)



2)  Alcohol & Benzodiazepine Detox in the context of homelessness; an ever evolving landscape    


     Orla Condren, Eavanna Maloney (Dublin Simon)



3)  Addressing sexual violence disclosure amongst patients during health assessments and screening


     Debbie Marshall (Safetynet)


4)  Increased presentations of people with a disability amongst the homeless population:

     real or imagined - A local perspective of Cork City


     Jim Lane ( Adult Homeless Integrated Team), Lorraine Catherine O'Connor (University College Cork)



5)  Discharge protocol in relation to Homeless clients    


     Mary Murphy, (Homeless action Team, Mid West Community Healthcare)


6)  "Nothing about us without us"


     Depaul Key Workers 



parallel session 4

Theme:  Refugee and Migrant Health

1)  Responding to the Health Needs of Refugees & Asylum Seekers /Roma and Programme Refugees   


     Ovidiu Matuit (Intercultural Health Hub:WSTCYS)



2)  Pilot Psychology Service for Syrian Refugees in Abbeyfield EROC Centre, Ballaghaderreen    


     William Mowlds, Cynthia Watters ( Community Healthcare West, NIUG)



3)  Building a Network of Health & Social Care Professionals to help meet Oral Health

     Needs of Asylum Seekers in Kenmare, Kerry    


     Patrick Quinn, Gerry McCarthy (Kenmare Family Dental and Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (KASI))


4)  Vulnerability indications and Assessments


     Dr Matt O'Tuathail (Safetynet Primary Care)



5)  Cork Kerry Refugee Resettlement Programme Initiative:a new initiative in improving health outcomes

     for Syrian & Iraqi  Refugees           


     Leah Bentham and Tina Diggin, (Cork Kerry Community Healthcare/HSE)



6)  Using technology to reduce access barriers- Cork Kerry Resettlement Project


     Mary Cleary, ( Cork Kerry Community Healthcare)

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