Out of area placements in Ireland: a needs assessment

An in-depth paper from Dr. Evan Yacoub and colleagues.

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Out of area placements in Ireland – a needs assessment

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Abstract

Purpose

To complete a needs assessment to enable the identification of quantitative and qualitative Information on social care and mental health funded service users placed out outside their area of origin in private placements. This would assist in the development of a robust pathway of care for children and adults with complex needs, and to assist managers to make informed commissioning decisions.

EvanDr Evan Yacoub MBChB MRCPsych MScConsultant Psychiatrist,

National MHID clinical development lead Woodlands Centre,

Brothers of Charity Services, Dublin Road, Renmore, Galway

 

Fionnuala Rogers Research Assistant

School of Psychology, NUI Galway.

Tony O’Brien

National Disability Specialist

National Disability Operations Team

HSE Social Care division

 

Dr Anne O’Connor PhD

Lecturer in in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology, NUI Galway.

 

Anne Tighe

Executive administrative assistant

Placement Improvement Programme

Health Service Executive

Office of Deirdre Scully,

 

Deirdre Scully

Programme Manager,

Placement Improvement Programme

Health Service Executive