Dissemination Events

 Medical Workforce Challenges in Small Irish Hospitals



Wednesday, 25th September 2019

The River Lee Hotel

Western Road, Cork.


Conference Overview

The meeting is about ways to improve the recruitment and retention of medical staff working at smaller hospitals, especially those that cater for rural populations. A range of approaches will be discussed, including changes to medical education and training, improvement to the workplace environment in smaller hospitals, changes to work practices, and different models for skill-mix. The meeting is open to clinicians, managers, academics and patient representatives.


Conference Programme
The event will start at 09:45 and finish at 17:00. THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE HERE.


Registration for the event is now open. REGISTER HERE. Registration is free and a light lunch, refreshments and tea/coffee will be provided.


Additional Information

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Approval: This Live Educational Event attracts 6 CPD Credits, as approved by the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI)

Registration on the day: 9.00am - 9.45am Wednesday, 25th September (Tea/Coffee will be provided)


  • There are a limited number of complimentary car parking spaces available at the hotel on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Parking is also available in a nearby carpark - St Finbarrs Q-Park


Please forward any queries to Claire Collins (claire.collins@ucc.ie), School of Public Health, University College Cork


The meeting is part of the larger Study of the Impact of Reconfiguration on Emergency and Urgent Care Networks (SIREN) project on hospital reconfiguration in Ireland which was funded by the Health Research Board. 



School of Public Health, University College Cork, 4th Floor Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork