Category Archives: Health

Meeting the challenges of ageing

Fold Housing Association outlines how its services are responding to the needs of older people living independently. Almost one in 10 people are currently aged over 75. With our ageing population set...

Achieving a world class health service

Valerie Watts, Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board, discusses the challenges facing health and social care in Northern Ireland and how she is finding her first year in post....

Valuing and supporting older people

An ageing population is an achievement for society rather than a burden but one which brings new challenges for how we deliver care. Health Minister Jim Wells, writing for agendaNi, sets out...

Making Later Life Better

Age NI’s vision for older people envisages more people living independent and healthy lives into older age, a higher quality of care for those who require extra support, and a positive attitude...

TYC: caring for older people

Four years on from the Transforming Your Care (TYC) review, the Health and Social Care Board continues to emphasise the importance of alternatives to institutional care and the maintenance of high standards...

A helping hand in later years

Peter Cheney visits Harryville Men’s Shed to find out how it helps older men enjoy more active and healthy lives and gives them a chance to keep using their practical skills. After...

Innovation in services

agendaNi summarises how new thinking is helping to improve health and care for the older population. Despite criticism, the Transforming Your Care programme has resulted in the Health Service rethinking how it...

Improving quality in acute care

The health regulator’s report highlights room for improvement. A major report into older people’s experiences in acute care was published by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) in March, based on...

Transforming health: the next steps

Neil Jordan, Microsoft’s General Manager for Worldwide Health, shares his perspective on health ICT and its potential in Northern Ireland, the key trends weaving through the sector, and the benefits of embracing...

Children’s heart surgery relocation

Effective cross-border working is vital in providing a new service for paediatric heart surgery. Fiona McQuade reports. An all-island network that will transfer paediatric congenital cardiac services from the Royal Victoria Hospital...