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Alice Leahy lectures in RCSI Institute of Leadership & Healthcare Management

27 January 2010

Ms Alice Leahy, renowned advocate for the homeless, lectured to sixty healthcare professionals taking the Institute’s MSc in Leadership and Management Development programme on Wednesday 27th January, Alice, who is formerly a nurse-midwife,  is the Co-Founder and Director of Trust Ireland - a non judgmental be-friending, social and health care service for people who are homeless.

Pictured are Ms. Alice Leahy and Professor Ciaran O'Boyle.

Formerly, the Chairperson of the Sentence Review Committee, Alice is also a member of the Irish Human Rights Commission. She has published three books highlighting the situation of outsiders in our society and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work on behalf of the poor and marginalised. Alice is also an honorary fellow of RCSI.

The theme of the day was the importance of creating the appropriate culture in our organisations, particularly in healthcare organisations. We need to ensure that our mission and strategy is informed by a clear set of values that reflect the uniqueness and dignity both of those for whom services are provided and of those who provide services.