COVID-19 Update for the Private Healthcare Sector


27th March 2020

LHP Skillnet has collaborated with industry experts Health Care Informed (HCI) to deliver a unique emergency programme detailing what nursing homes need to know in the event of an outbreak of Covid-19 in their premises. The Covid-19 Emergency Management Education Programme will provide you with the tools to manage the impact of Covid-19 and minimise the risks to your staff, clients and business. For further details please click here.

25th March 2020

LHP Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.

Our team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our member companies or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses. Following national guidelines, we have postponed public training courses until 29th March 2020. Remote and online programmes will continue as scheduled, and we will continue to take bookings for programmes commencing at a later date in 2020.

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.

We would ask especially those of you who are currently unemployed to please get in touch. LHP Skillnet is working closely with various representative bodies to put a robust training scheme for new Healthcare Assistants in place. Whether you have a lifelong interest in a career in healthcare or you simply want to make a difference to your community in the struggle against COVID-19, we will give you the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the private healthcare sector.

We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website.