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In the latest podcast release, presenter Liz Clarks talks to management behind the scenes asking how national policy and stratergy influences the programme ? and if this is always a good thing. Episode 3 features, an interview with two of the partners representative from Cork Kerry Community Health Care, Patrick Ryan (Director of Nursing, Skibbereen […]

In the latest podcast release, presenter Liz Clarks talks to management behind the scenes asking how national policy and stratergy influences the programme ? and if this is always a good thing.

Episode 3 features, an interview with two of the partners representative from Cork Kerry Community Health Care, Patrick Ryan (Director of Nursing, Skibbereen Community Hospital), Cork Education and Training Board, Teresa O’Sullivan (Adult Education Officer) and Arts for Health Programme Manager, Justine Foster from Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre. She also gets the opnion of healthcare profession Paula O’Brien, who supports Liz and other artists in the delivery of the programme at Clonakilty Community Hospital. Paula has a unique insite to the delivery of programme as both a member of the Arts for Health staff choir, the Starling Song Band and is on duty in the wards when the programme is being delivered, Paula explains that ‘There is a move away from the medical model to a social model and part of achieving this is in the inclusion of arts as part of residents daily lives’

The episode also features musician Maire Laurie Haas, AKA Mailo working with Liz Clark and residents in a hospital setting writing a joyful song about daily life for the residents, both past and present.

Featured image: still from ‘Carepool, 2017’

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