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Posts Tagged ‘Funding’

Revamped CAAU Unit at Limerick Regional

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011


A major renovation of the Clinical Age Assessment Unit (CAAU) has just been completed at the Regional hospital, Limerick. The unit, which was in receipt of a €0.5 million grant from the HSE innovation fund in 2009, used the money for much needed refurbishment and upgrade.
The aim of the Innovation Fund is the assistance of new health services and treatments, and the spreading of such services: projects that are chosen are intended to work with other hospital and community services.

At the awarding of the grant, Professor Lyons of the CAAU said the decision reflected the “confidence in the concept and workings of the CAAU” by the HSE.
The renovation of the CAAU has resulted not only in the expansion of the original unit, but also the operation of CAAU’s in a number of hospitals across the country.

Read more about the CAAU’s funding here and the HSE Innovation Fund here.

€0.5 million innovation funding for Clinical Age Assessment Unit.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The Clinical Age Assessment Unit has received €0.5 million from the HSE innovation fund with a view to the Unit supporting the role out of further Clinical Age Assessment Units throughout the country. The funding will support the expansion of the current Unit and the establishment of processes that will allow the Clinical Age Assessment Unit at the Regional Hospital to function as an “exemplar centre” for other new Clinical Age Assessment Units. Particular emphasis will be put on supporting syncope, falls and osteoporosis services in other hospitals. The first phase of the initiative involves the establishment of one Clinical Age Assessment Unit in a Dublin Hospital. Professor Lyons said that ‘this was very welcome funding in the present environment and represented a vote of confidence in the concept and workings of the Clinical Age Assessment Unit by HSE management’. He said that ‘everybody in the Unit was committed to ensuring that the objectives set out in the innovation fund application are met’.