Author: Cate Thompson

  • Serving our community and their wellbeing.

    Our CH01 Community Navigator Monica Ramsey as a member of Finn Valley Community Health Forum is supporting the provision of ‘Wellness Packs’ for service users of Alzheimer’s Groups at St Joseph Community Hospital and Cloghan Day Centre. The packs will include Fiddle Mits made by different groups in the community, puzzles, colouring sheets and markers. […]

  • mPower wins award

    Innovation Organisation of the Year Award for the mPower project and cross-border health partnership.  A partnership between NHS NSS, HSE and led by the mPower project team has won the Innovation Organisation of the Year award at the Causeway Ireland Scotland Business Exchange hosted virtual awards ceremony held on the evening of 1st October.   Alan […]

  • mPower partnership working shortlisted for Innovation Award.

    mPower is delighted to announce that the work done by the HSE team and in collaboration with the Scottish TEC team, with support from NHS NSS has been shortlisted for the Causeway Innovative Organisation of the Year Award.    The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland worked to support HSE to increase the accessibility and use of virtual health […]

  • mPower welcomes a new team member

    The mPower team are pleased to welcome Teresa McGarvey who recently joined us as mPower Business Service Lead for Ireland. Teresa brings a wealth of relevant experience with her and will no doubt be a huge asset to the team. As well as working within Health and Care services for many years, her most recent […]

  • Learn more about Attend Anywhere and how it is being used within HSE.

    Attend Anywhere is still in the early stages of implementation, however the use of this new technology as an integral part of health service delivery is increasing, because of the benefits it can provide during and post COVID 19. These include a reduced risk of infection as physical distancing can be maintained; an additional choice […]

  • National roll out of virtual platform – training delivered by mPower.

    The HSE are in the process of rolling out Attend Anywhere nationally across the Republic of Ireland.  Attend Anywhere is a safe, simple video conferencing tool, initially used in Scotland and now elsewhere that enables health professionals to continue to see patients, albeit virtually for a video call consultation during the current Covid 19 epidemic. […]

  • mPower’s response to Covid-19

    Since Covid-19 the mPower project partners have increased the use of technology to support the well-being of older people. mPower staff have maintained their support primarily via telephone and has included support for online food deliveries, staying connected with family and health professionals as well as using technology to keep active at home. Underlining the […]

  • mPower using technology to support during lockdown.

    The mPower partners are increasingly using technology to continue to help the elderly during lockdown. The teams have seen an increase in referrals over the last two months and have continued to offer support over the telephone instead of the usual face to face visit. The teams have been helping people use technology to organise […]

  • NHS Near Me now available in all Western Isles Care Homes.

    Since lockdown, the mPower team in NHS Western Isles have successfully rolled out NHS Near Me to all 10 of the Islands’ Care Homes. Working closely with the local Council, the team were able to arrange the delivery of tablet devices and provide support to Care Home Managers to get the platform set up. NHS […]

  • mPower team roll out new CBT App for Insomnia

    The Western Isles mPower team have been instrumental in rolling out a new online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) app to support those suffering from insomnia, something that is on the increase during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The use of the clinically tested app called Sleepio, developed my NHS Western Isles and in partnership with Big […]