Report 1st Regional Seminar Dublin 31 January 2013

G. Perera, J. Delamere, L. O'Donnel, T. Weber

Brussels, 5 February 2013

Joint EPSU-HOSPEEM Project “Promotion and support of the implementation of Directive 2010/32/EU on the prevention of sharps injuries in the hospital and health care sector”

Regional Seminar 1 - Dublin, 31 January 2013
Godfrey Perera, Chief Executive, HOSPEEM; John Delamere, Head of Corporate Employee Relations, HSE; Louise O’Donnell, Coordinator Healthcare Sector, IMPACT; Tina Weber, ICF GHK (from left to right) during the opening plenary session
The first regional seminar with about 90 participants from 10 European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) invited to attend the event took place on 31 January 2013 in Dublin. It was jointly hosted by the Health Service Executive (HSE) representing the Irish hospital employers and IMPACT for the trade union side and organised by HOSPEEM and EPSU.
FINAL agenda (as of 24 January 2013) - in EN only

Impression from a working group with colleagues from Finland, Lithuania, The Netherlands and Sweden
An article has been written by the HOSPEEM Secretariat that you can read in the file below and soon on HOSPEEM's homepage.

Read the report of the regional seminar, drafted by ICF GHK (Dr. Tina Weber) - in EN, FR and DE.

We have uploaded below the slide sets (mostly in EN) to accompany the presentations given at the seminar.

Presentations - Provisional results of EPSU-HOSPEEM Survey on the state of the art of the use and implementation of Directive 2010/32/EU and the role of the social partners in the transposition of EU-legislation into national rules (Dr. Tina Weber, ICF GHK)

- Finland
Irmeli Vuoriluoto, Union of Health and Social Care Professionals (Tehy), Helsinki

- Ireland
1) Esther Lynch, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), Dublin

2) Dr. Blánaid Hayes, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

- Lithuania
Živilė Mikalauskienė & Genovaitė Milošienė, Lithuanian Trade Union of Health Care Employees (LSADPS), Vilnius

- The Netherlands
Dr. Paul Van Wijk, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam - in EN and NL

- Sweden
Prof. Dr. Ann-Beth Antonsson, Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Stockholm

Further reading:
Study on the prevention from injuries with sharps injuries (in SV)
a) Summary in EN

b) Detailed information in SV
Stick- och skärskador inom hälso- och sjukvården - Förebyggande insatser för skador och smitta pga. vassa instrument

- United Kingdom
Kim Sunley, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) / Ann Stansfield (Peterborough City Hospital) / Robert Baughan (UNISON), London / Peterborough

Tjitte Alkema, Secretary General, HOSPEEM; David Hughes, Deputy General Secretary, INMO; Tina Weber, ICF GHK (from left to right) during the closing panel
You'll find below a the file a short presentation of HOSPEEM and EPSU  including a summary of the activities and outcomes of the sectoral social dialogue committee in the hospital and health care sector in 2012.


This project has received funding from the European Commission

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