National Conference for Health Care Assistants

6th National Conference For Health Care Assistants


Friday 24th May 2019


Marymount University Hospital & Hospice presents a One Day Conference for Health Care Assistants on Dementia Care.  This Conference will be held in the purpose built Auditorium in Marymount University Hospital & Hospice. This is the fifth conference specifically for Health Care Assistants. The theme of the conference is “Embracing The Heart Of Dementia Care”.  

The speakers include:


Target Audience:

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

Conference Programme:

Click here for the conference programme

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 27th April 2019.

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.

Application Form

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

Clayton 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;

Michelle Cullen – Administrator

Tel: 353 21 4501201 ext: 234