Press Release

Minister Callely opens Organisational Development Conference in Galway

Ivor Callely TD Minister of State for Services for Older People today, (28 May 2003) opened an Organisational Development Conference in the Corrib Great Southern Hotel in Galway. The theme of the Conference “Embracing Change In Uncertain Times” was very relevant to today‚Äôs health service stated the Minister, and he congratulated the Western Health Board and the Office for Health Management for sponsoring the event.

Minister Callely also stated that the Office for Health Management had made a significant contribution to organisation development in the health system, in particular through its Change Facilitation Programme. The Minister went on to say that the development of a cadre of people with change facilitation or organisation development skills who could promote change at a local level was very much to be welcomed.

Minister Callely noted the development of the Action Plan for People Management and said that “A stronger Human Resource function in the Health Service, in turn supports health service employers in harnessing the skills, knowledge and experience of health service employees in order to provide a quality health service for all.”