County Wexford Chamber congratulates Wexford County Council on winning an award at the recent Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards.
The Excellence in Local Government Awards showcase best practice in local government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised. The Excellence in Local Government Awards are held in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
LGIU Ireland were pleased to judge and cover Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards. The 19th year running, this LGIU Ireland briefing shares the winners and instances of good practices from Irish local government.
Age Friendly Initiative Award
Wexford County Council – Wexford Telehealth Project
Wexford County Council funded a partnership with Wexford General Hospital to undertake a telehealth pilot project in 2021 in cooperation with Tunstall Emergency Response, Age Friendly Ireland and the HSE.
Telehealth involves the use of technology to support healthcare remotely allowing older people to self-manage their health conditions within their own homes. The project provided a telehealth service with remote clinical triage to 50 older patients with chronic illnesses including Chronic Heart Failure, Diabetes and COPD.
Equipment was provided to these patients for a 12-week period resulting in a reduction in unnecessary appointments, reducing time spent in waiting rooms and travelling. It helped people manage their conditions and clinical oversight gave them the confidence needed to exercise more.
Click here to find an evaluative report on Wexford’s telehealth pilot project.