Mercers Institute for Successful Ageing was established in 2016. It is a unique state of the art facility on these islands, dedicated to promote the highest quality health care services, innovation and creativity. It has four pillars of equal import – clinical, research, education and training and creative life. This emphasises the weight and value that is placed on creativity, to enhance health and well being for all who engage with MISA, from patients to health care workers and through to citizens and out patients in our catchment area. This collaboration with Creative Ireland has enabled MISA to determine the feasibility of a creativity platform under rigorous infection control circumstances and at a time when staff could arguably be too stretched and disinclined to participate in anything other than traditional work related practices. At the same time patients were under rigorous lock down and access was challenging and limited and arguably was not practical. In essence, the reverse was the case and the creativity programme described below was a resounding success, warmly embraced by all participants and perceived to be of much added benefit by all. In fact, many commented on the necessity of access to such creative opportunities to enhance work output. We look forward to future growth and development of this initial partnership.
Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing.
Read the full report on Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing creative response during Covid-19.