PDA National Conference 2019

“Moving from Supply to Services: Managing the risks; Embracing the Opportunities”

Sat 30th - Sun 31st March 2019

Captain Niall Downey FRCSI

Niall qualified as a doctor from Trinity College, Dublin in 1993. He trained as a surgeon in Belfast receiving his FRCSI in 1997 before returning to Dublin to the National Cardiac Surgery Unit.

He subsequently retrained as an airline pilot with Aer Lingus in 1999 and is currently operating as a captain out of their Dublin base on their Trans-Atlantic Boeing 757 fleet.

In 2011, he formed Frameworkhealth Ltd, providing aviation-style safety training modified specifically for healthcare drawing on his experience of both industries.

Niall will be leading a session titled: Protecting Patients and Staff through Error Management - How to Think like a Pilot


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