Ross O’Brien, Deputy Service Director, Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service
3:15-4pm Wednesday 14th August 2019
In the initial days and weeks after the Grenfell Tower fire, a lack of cooperation, collaboration or intelligence sharing between support agencies meant the relief effort was hampered and the affected population were left struggling to piece together what had happened and how to seek help. Ross’ session will examine which relief initiatives were effective and which didn’t meet the mark. The audience will be invited to participate in considering what part tech partners and innovators could have played in engaging the bereaved, survivors and Grenfell affected in the weeks and months following the fire and how the affected population could have been better supported.
A movement is growing amongst senior NHS leaders looking to digital innovation and technological solutions to plug gaps in finance and enable mental health services in crisis to manage an increasing demand on resources. The audience will be invited to look to the future and consider how they might prepare for a similar incident and what positive differences they would be able to offer.