Health & Social Care (ERDF: €53m)
The health and social care services across the region face challenges in meeting rising demand within a constrained budget environment. Cross-border cooperation will contribute towards the more efficient delivery of health services in border regions. Cooperation across the region is essential to obtain the necessary critical mass for healthcare trials. Coordination and sharing of e-health solutions can fast-track implementation of this technology, facilitating the delivery of high quality services.
This objective will, through collaboration on a cross-border basis, improve the health and well-being of people living in the region by enabling them to access health and social care services in the most appropriate setting to their needs. It will result in an increased number of 'episodes of care' delivered on a cross-border basis.
Output: Develop 12 new cross-border area interventions to support the positive health and wellbeing and prevention of ill health for 15,000 beneficiaries
Output: Develop two new cross-border area community support services to support 4,000 disabled people who are socially isolate
Output: Develop a new cross-border area community and voluntary sector infrastructure to support 8,000 clients who have recovered from mental illness
Output: Develop and implement two new border area frameworks for early intervention to benefit 5,000 vulnerable families
Output: Establish four cross-border frameworks, for scheduled and unscheduled care streams for 15,000 patients
Output: Create a share cross-border framework and service for the identification, assessment and referral of 2,500 patients identified as "at risk" of isolation and social exclusion
Output: Provide specialist training and development programmes for 3,800 cross-border area health and social care providers
Output: Develop and deliver 10 cross-border area health care intervention trials for novel but unproven healthcare interventions to prevent and cure illness
Output: Create one e-health research and evaluation mechanism for the evaluation of e-health and mobile health solutions
The above outputs can be achieved through the following indicative actions:
- Supporting positive health and well-being and the prevention of ill health through an integrated approach;
- Development of a social equality approach to promoting social inclusion, citizenship and better life outcomes for disabled people;
- Promoting cross-border mental and emotional resilience and recovery;
- Early authoritative intervention with vulnerable families;
- Primary care and older people services, supporting caring communities and independent living;
- To develop new models of working both in scheduled and unscheduled care streams by better utilising scarce physical, financial and human resources;
- Development and implementation of support and cooperation services on a cross-border basis for community and voluntary organisations involved in the provision of social care and healthcare services within their own communities;
- Development, implementation and evaluation of cross-border initiatives in the area of e-health, including addressing challenges of isolation in rural areas, telemetry, web-based information on community resources and support services across a range of healthcare service areas;
- Development of cross-border cooperation in the area of healthcare records management in order to streamline access to information for patients and clinical professionals in the provision of cross-border care services;
- Cross-border training interventions for healthcare professionals, social care professionals and personnel in community and voluntary organisations involved in the provision of cross-border health and social care support services;
- Development, implementation and evaluation of health and social care trials in a range of healthcare areas.
Closed Funding Calls
The SEUPB closed this call at 3pm on 16th November 2015.
- Health - Objective 4 'Cross-border Health & Social Care'. Full details of the call, including expected results and outputs can be accessed here.