National Conference for Health Care Assistants

National Conference For Health Care Assistants

“Embracing The Heart Of Neurology ”

Friday 23rd June 2017


Marymount University Hospital & Hospice presents a One Day Conference for Health Care Assistants on Palliative Care.  This Conference will be held in the purpose built Auditorium in Marymount University Hospital & Hospice. This is the fourth palliative care conference for Health Care Assistants in the Republic of Ireland.The theme of the conference is “Embracing The Heart Of Neurology”Speakers for the conference are drawn from the specialist palliative services based in Marymount University Hospital & Hospice.

The speakers include:

  • Speakers to be confirmed  

Target Audience:

All health care assistants or home carers working in long term care settings in community hospitals & nursing homes or in hospices & palliative care services or in acute hospitals and for those caring for people in their own homes.

Conference Programme:

With a full conference programme to come these are just some of the topics being looked into at the conference:

  • Getting to the “heart” of Neurology.
  • Holistic approach to Stroke
  • The physical,psychological, social & spiritual aspects of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Holistic approach to Motor Neurone Disease
  • Holistic approach to Multiple Sclerosis

Conference Presentations:

Click here to download conference presentations.

Conference Fee:

The fee for this one day conference is €85. An early bird fee of €80 is available up to 26th May 2017.

Advance booking is essential.  Conference fee includes refreshments, lunch, a conference pack.


Download registration form below and return with fee to Michelle Cullen, Education Administrator to reserve a place on this conference.  Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  On receipt of your completed registration form and fee the conference administrator will confirm your place in writing.

Conference Registration Form 2017

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations up to 3 weeks prior to the conference will be given a full refund, minus an administration fee of €25.00.  We regret that cancellations after this time cannot be refunded.  Refunds for failure to attend the conference cannot be made however, substitute delegates will be accepted.

Public Transport:

The208’ bus route operates from Mayfield through the city centre via St. Patrick’s Street (pick up point outside Debenhams) to the hospital every 10 to 20 minutes, seven days a week.  The bus timetable can be downloaded from our hospital website.


There is a visitor’s car park on site and parking will be free to all those attending the conference.


List of Accommodation within close distance to Marymount University Hospital & Hospice and Cork City:


Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Co. Cork – Tel: 021-4208400

River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork City – Tel: 021-4252700

Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork City – Tel: 021-4274040

Clarion Hotel, Lapp’s Quay, Cork City – Tel: 021-4224900

Gresham Metropole, McCurtin Street, Cork City – Tel: 021-4643700

Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown Rd, Douglas, Cork – Tel: 021-4890800


 The Orchard B&B, Ballincollig, Co. Cork – Tel: 021-4870028

 Westfield House B&B, Ballincollig, Co. Cork – Tel: 021-4871824

Tara B&B, Ballincollig, Co. Cork – Tel: 021-4870210

Garnish Guesthouse, Western Road, Cork City – Tel: 021-4275111

Killarney Guesthouse, Western Road, Cork City – Tel: 021-4270290

Avondale B&B, Western Road, Cork City – Tel: 021-4905874

The Blarney Stone Guesthouse, Western Road, Cork City – Tel: 021-4270083

Exploring Cork:

For further information on what to see and do around Cork City please click here

For further information please contact;

Daniel Linehan - Project Manager


Tel: 353 21 4501201 ext: 234