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Thursday 20 September 2018

'Healthy Ireland' plan for region is launched

At the launch of the ‘Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan’ for CHO Dublin North City and County were, l to r, Anne O’Connor, National Director Community Operations, Mary Walshe, Chief Officer, CHO Dublin North City and County and Stephanie O’Keefe National Director Strategy Planning and Transformation
At the launch of the ‘Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan’ for CHO Dublin North City and County were, l to r, Anne O’Connor, National Director Community Operations, Mary Walshe, Chief Officer, CHO Dublin North City and County and Stephanie O’Keefe National Director Strategy Planning and Transformation

John Manning

The HSE has chosen Balbriggan to launch its Healthy Ireland Implementation plan for Fingal and across North Dublin, aimed at improving health outcomes for us all.

According to the HSE, the plan was developed in line with Healthy Ireland in the Health Service National Implementation Plan. It is focusing on the future and sets out our commitment for the implementation of a key set of actions which aim to help HSE service users, their communities and HSE staff enjoy health and well-being to their full potential.

The five-year Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan reflects on the fact that services and healthcare teams in Dublin North City & County have enormous potential to influence the health and well-being of the people living in Dublin North City and County, according to the HSE.

Implementing the Healthy Ireland plan for CHO Dublin North City and County will mean a shift in focus to promoting health and well-being, and the prevention of chronic disease.

Anne O'Connor National Director for Community Operations said: 'We are in a position to effect real change and make a meaningful difference to people's lives. Health and well-being and prevention needs to be at the heart of all our services.'

Dr Stephanie O'Keefe speaking at the launch of the plan in Balbriggan, said: 'Dublin North City & County and its local partners have a strong history of working together to deliver on this vision of improved health and well-being for their local population. We recognise that partnership working can be challenging but the Health Service cannot do it alone - we must assume both a stewardship and advocacy role to support other sectors in pursuing health and well-being goals.'

Denise Curran, CHO DNCC Head of Health and Well-being said 'This plan refocuses health services from the need for acute care and looks at opportunities to keep the citizens of our society living well within their own communities. This move towards healthy living for all runs through the life cycle of our citizens from pre-maternity supports to early interventions to ensure lifelong wellness.'

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