The HSE National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy in the National Quality Improvement Team was established to support health and social care services to prepare for the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 and to oversee the HSE National Consent Policy. It also provides guidance and support in relation to universal access and other human rights and equality issues.
The Office launched their Explainer Video on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 on Thursday 24th September 2020. The Explainer video includes simple core messages on the Act from the voices of staff and people who use our services. It is intended for use across all services to provide information to staff on what the Act means for their practice.
The event was chaired by Ms Caoimhe Gleeson, Programme Lead, HSE National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy and opened by Dr Philip Crowley, National Director, HSE National Quality Improvement Team
Keynote Speaker: Mr Paul Reid, Chief Executive Officer, HSE
Contributors at the launch included Ms Aine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service, Professor Mary Donnelly, School of Law, UCC, Ms Caoimhe Gleeson, Programme Manager, National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy, Margaret and Padraig Sweeney, Mary and Damien O’Donovan, Reinhard and Padraig Schaler.
*** We are aware that there are some issues in the recording of the explainer video launch due to issues with bandwidth for some of our speakers. We are working to rectify this problem. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause***
HSE Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Explainer Video
Launch of the HSE Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Explainer Video
Message from Paul Reid, CEO, HSE