The new National Standards for Safer and Better Healthcare, which he said were the first standards that spanned the public and private sectors, were welcomed by Mr. Fergus Clancy, Chief Executive Officer of the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin, when he addressed the HMI Forum.
Licensing of healthcare facilities on the basis of the new National Standards for Safer and Better Healthcare is due to be introduced in 2012, with HIQA as the licensing authority, Ms Hilary Coates told the HMI Forum.
Grade drift, “tapping people on the shoulder” for appointments, poor morale in the health service and the timescale for implementing the new Acute Medicine Programme were among the topics raised at a lively debate at the packed HMI Forum in Ardee. Maureen Browne reports.
The new programme will be delivered through dedicated multidisciplinary teams working in a network of Acute Medical Units, Acute Medical Assessment Units and Medical Assessment Units in three different levels of hospitals around the country, Prof. Shane O'Neill told the HMI Forum in Ardee, Maureen Browne reports.
The Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Awards aim to showcase and celebrate public service projects that make a particular difference to the way the citizen can avail of services, writes Maureen Browne.
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