Caru Is Officially Launched!
Over 70 people gathered in the Mansion House for the official launch of Caru with 130 joining via a live stream. Speaking at the launch via pre-recorded video, Minister Butler said:
Watch Minister Butler's speech below:
Hosted by Marty Whelan, guests heard from Siobhan Murphy, Director of Healthcare at IHF who spoke about ensuring all staff in nursing homes are equipped and empowered to make decisions and have the difficult conversations supported by Caru and introduced the 9 Regional Leads who will oversee the implementation of the programme and support nursing home staff and owners at local level. Other speakers endorsing the programme included Dr. Stephanie O’Keefe, National Director, Strategic Planning and Transformation HSE, Karen Charnley Director of the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) and co-partner in the Caru Programme and Siobhán O’Dwyer Global Head of Marketing and Public Affairs from the Kingspan Group who are proudly supporting the Caru Programme.