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‌Joint Committee on Health and Children

The effective and timely provision of healthcare is something which is a high priority for everyone.

This Committee examines current and proposed health policy, evaluating and assessing the future planning of health services and scrutinising any proposed changes to the way healthcare is delivered in this country.


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What's on this week

Week commencing 29th September 2014

The Joint Committee on Health and Children will be meeting on Thursday 2nd of October, at 9.30 a.m. in Committee Room 2, Leinster House 2000, to address the implications of concussion in sport.  This is the first of two consultative meetings where the Committee will meet with concerned stakeholders. Arising out of the findings from these meetings it is planned to prepare a report with recommendations for the future development of proper training, protocols and support systems, to prevent serious injury occuring arising out of concussion in sporting activity.  

Session 1 (9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.)

Professor Michael Molloy, Consultant Rheumatologist; Dr. Michael Farrell, Consultant Neuropathologist, Beaumont Hospital; Professor John Ryan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, St Vincent's University Hospital; Dr. Éanna Falvey, Director of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Sports Surgery Clinic; and Dr. Padraig Sheeran, Dean of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Royal College of  Physicians of Ireland.

Session 2 (11.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.)

Ms. Barbara O'Connell, CEO, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland; Ms. Karen O’Boyle, Communications Manager, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland; Mr Rory O’Carroll, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Champion; Dr. Alan Byrne, Irish Senior Soccer Team Medical Specialist,FAI;Mr. Ruud Dokter, High Performance Director, FAI; and Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, Senior Medical Adviser, The Turf Club/Irish Jockeys Association.

The meeting will be televised live on the new dedicated parliamentary television channel, Oireachtas TV, which is now available on UPC 207 and Sky 574. Also check out the Watch & Listen link at the top of this page for further broadcasting options.

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