Cross border Humanitarian Response Course

Once again in April 2018, a CAWT sponsored cross border Humanitarian Disaster Response Course was held in the United Nations Training School Ireland in the Curragh Camp in Co. Kildare. The annual event was organised in association with a number of statutory and non-Governmental bodies, north and south, including Irish Aid and the Department of Defence. Health service personnel, including some military reservist doctors and nurses, participated in an intensive 3-day intensive specialist course for those who may be deployed to international disaster zones worldwide. Commenting, CAWT’s Chief Officer, Bernie McCrory said: “Such specialist courses are valuable because they enable our […]

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EU invests €1.1 million in Community Paramedic Services

Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland to benefit from Community Paramedic services to enable care to be provided closer to a patient’s home Today sees the formal launch of the €1.1 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross border Community Paramedic Project. Tony O’ Brien, Director General of the HSE, was joined by representatives from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, Scottish Ambulance Service and the HSE’s National Ambulance Service at the launch in Dublin today. This new collaboration between the three national ambulance services has been warmly welcomed and has resulted in the establishment of Community Paramedic services in Ireland […]

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EU invests €7.6 million in mental health recovery

             Three cross border recovery college networks to be set-up to support people with mental health difficulties A €7.6 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border project has been launched in response to the increase in numbers of people with mental health problems. Over the next four years, the large-scale, cross border Innovation Recovery project offers an unprecedented opportunity to empower and enable people and communities to take greater control over their own mental and emotional wellbeing. This EU funding allocation has been secured by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Health and Social Care Partnership. The CAWT project […]

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50 new jobs for EU funded projects

7 Feb 2018 The CAWT Partnership has recently been awarded EU INTERREG VA funding to implement four large-scale cross border health and social care projects up to 2021. To support the delivery of these projects, a recruitment campaign for 50 new jobs has recently commenced.  A range of management, clinical and support roles have been advertised and include vacancies in areas such as acute hospital services, mental health, children’s services, community health and well-being and primary care and older people. Posts are based in a variety of locations throughout the border region and the EU INTERREG VA eligible area. Commenting […]

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Launch of an €8.7million cross-border EU funded project – ‘mPower’

Today marks the launch of an €8.7million cross-border project designed to enable older people with long term conditions (LTCs) to take the steps needed to live well, safely and independently in their own homes. Of the €8.7 million, €3.5 million has been allocated to the border counties of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This allocation to the border areas has been secured by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) health and Social Care partnership and the project partners which are the HSE, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust and Western Health and Social Care Trust. Funded by […]

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‘Ebola – Early Lessons learned’ Workshop

16 Feb 2015 A workshop entitled ‘Ebola – Early Lessons learned’ has been hosted by the United Nations Training School Ireland, the Curragh, Co. Kildare where leading medical experts have shared their knowledge and international experience of Ebola with medical staff, military and civilian. This event was attended by 35 civilian and military medical and public health professionals from a number of organisations across the Republic and Northern Ireland. In recognition of the significant learning and co-operation undertaken through this event, a reception hosted by the President of Ireland was held at Áras an Uachtaráin later that day where a […]

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Cross border humanitarian response course

8 October 2014 Health service personnel, including some military reservist doctors and nurses, participated in a  3-day cross border humanitarian response course training, which attracted participants from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The training was held in the United Nations Training School Ireland in the Curragh camp in Co. Kildare.  The course was sponsored and organised by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) cross border health partnership in association with a number of Statutory and non-Governmental bodies, north and south and included participants from a range of agencies contributing to humanitarian actions, in addition to the […]

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Medics prepare for disaster response

11 October 2013 Health service personnel, including some military reservist doctors and nurses, participated in an intensive 3-day intensive specialist course for those who may be deployed to international disaster zones worldwide. The training, which attracted participants from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, was held in the United Nations Training School Ireland in the Curragh camp in Co. Kildare.  The course was sponsored and organised by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) cross border health partnership on behalf of Irish Aid and the Department of Defence and included participants from a range of agencies contributing to […]

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Cross border Specialist Advanced Trauma and Life Support Course

Monday 11 October 2010 Curragh camp in Co.Kildare was the location for the first cross border Specialist Advanced Trauma and Life Support course on the island of Ireland held recently.  This course provided specialist training to health service doctors and medical personnel, some of whom are military reservists. The training covered the management of sudden and severe trauma and can be applied in such settings as at the scene of major medical emergencies, natural disasters at home and abroad and UN supported peace operations in areas of conflict around the world. In total 25 medical personnel, from both Northern Ireland […]

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Emergency Services Test in the Border Region

Sunday 17 May 2009 The emergency services engaged in a series of practical medical response tests in the border region this weekend. The tests will help to ensure that the emergency services in the border region of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are well prepared to work together, in the event of a serious accident or natural disaster requiring a large-scale medical response. Magilligan Training camp in Co. Derry hosted the unique cross border ‘Advanced Life Support’ training and communication exercise, designed to test the ability of both ambulance services, North and South, to work co-operatively and to […]

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