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Strategy to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Ireland’s Ageing Population

Health Service Executive (HSE) Strategic document with primary focus on the prevention of injuries due to falls and fractures in older people The Health Service Executive, Department of Health and Children and National Council on Ageing and Older people h ...

Road Safety Strategy 2007-2011

Road Safety Authority Strategic document with primary focus on road safety Ireland’s third Road Safety Strategy seeks to build on the progress and understanding provided by the first two strategies (1998-2002 and 2004-2006), with the objective of improvin ...

Protect Life: A Shared Vision. The Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Strategy & Action Plan 2006-2011.

Southern Health and Social Services Board Strategic document with primary focus on injury and injury prevention The Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Strategy was published by the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety in March 2006. Thi ...

Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy 2002- 2012

The Department of the Environment Strategic document with primary focus on road safety The Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy seeks to promote an integrated approach to the planning, co-ordination and delivery of the Government’s road safety activities ...

Enforcement Policy and Procedure- Regulated Sector

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, Northern Ireland Safety and quality of care policy and procedure for regulated health agencies The purpose of this policy and procedure is to provide a framework within which the RQIA will operate if there ...

Northern Ireland Contingency Plan for Health Response for an Influenza Pandemic

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Guidance to assist pandemic planning in acute hospitals, maternity services, mental health services, social care, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and dental practitioners. This document d ...

Primary Care Strategic Framework- Caring for People Beyond Tomorrow

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Government of Irelands policy position for the future of primary care services Following approximately two years of development and consultation the Department published its Primary Care Str ...

Ready, Steady, Play: A National Play Policy

National Children's Office A policy paper on physical activity and play for children The National Play Policy is about creating better play opportunities for children. Its overall objective is to plan for an increase in public play facilities and the ...

Sample workplace smoking policy

Health Promotion Agency Policy to support the implementation of smoking cessation in the workplace This sample policy was drafted by Action on Smoking and Health UK to help employers implement their own workplace smoking policy. References to legislation ...

Strategy for reducing alcohol related harm

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Strategy to promote responsible alcohol consumption This document sets out the aims of the Department in tackling the problems associated with excessive alcohol consumption and outlines the ...

The Control and Prevention of MRSA in hospitals and the Community (2009)

Infection Control Subcommittee, guidelines for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) Guidelines for the control of MRSA in Ireland This document represents the expert opinion of the SARI Infection Control Subcommittee, following a revi ...

The Control and Prevention of MRSA in hospitals and the Community (2005)

Strategy for the control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) National Committee Guidelines for the Control of MRSA in Ireland MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that can reside on th ...

[Report] for meeting of the Board to be held on Friday 12th July 2002: report on back to school clothing & footwear scheme 2002

MidWestern Health Board A report ont the school clothes scheme The Minister for Social Community & Family Affairs announced details of the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Scheme to be operated by the Board through the Community Welfare Service fr ...

[Report] for meeting of the Board to be held on Friday 12th March 2004: draft Mid-West strategy statement on violence against women

MidWestern Health Board Strategy for the prevention of abuse towards women A Draft Strategy Statement on Violence against Women was developed to guide service provision and policy development for all constituent agencies providing a service response to fe ...

[Report] for meeting of the Board to be held on Friday 14th December, 2001: youth homelessness strategy

MidWestern Health Board Strategy for the prevention of homelessness among young people The Minister for Children, Mary Hanafin, T.D., launched the Government’s Youth Homelessness Strategy on 31st October, 2001. The goal of this strategy was: “to reduce an ...

[Report] for meeting of the Board to be held on Tuesday 16th October, 2001: the arts strategy

MidWestern Health Board Arts Strategy for the MidWestern Health Board area The objectives of the arts strategy for the Mid-Western Regional Hospital were to:- Enhance the physical environment of the hospital to improve working conditions for staff and red ...

[Report] for meetng of the Board to be held on Friday 12th September 2003: National Development Plan- minor capital funding 2003

MidWestern Health Board A report on the allocation of funding in the midWestern Health Board area The MidWestern Health Board was notified in August 2003 of the allocation of minor capital funding under the NDP for 2003 of €8m. This report outlines the Bo ...

The National Health Promotion Strategy 2000- 2005

10.6.2000 This strategy will cover the years 2000 to 2005 and is intended as a resource and guide for all relevant stakeholders and interested parties concerned with promoting health in the new millennium. It also fulfils the important commitment to healt ...

Breastfeeding in Ireland. A five-year strategic action plan- National Committee on Breastfeeding 2005

24.3.2005 Click here to download PDF Department of Health (Ireland) Breastfeeding The protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding has been identified in many national policy documents as a major public health issue. Breastfeeding offers mothers and ...

A National Breastfeeding Policy for Ireland

1.7.1994 The terms of reference given to the Committee by the Minister for Health in 1992 â?" to develop a national policy to promote breastfeeding â?" were broad, allowing the Committee itself on an examination of the issue, to decide what were ...

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