Monthly Archives: May, 2011

Biomnis Healthcare Innovation Award Winners

Stewarts Care & Dalkia Ltd were the winners of the Public Private Healthcare Collaboration award at the Biomnis Healthcare Innovation Awards hosted by Investnet, which recognised groundbreaking performances by individuals and organisations involved in Irish healthcare

Reader’s Offer Standard Precautions DVD

HMI are delighted to introduce our newest reader’s offer! Readers can now purchase our most popular training DVD ‘Standard Precautions for infection control’ (Community...

President’s Message

The criteria for the profession of health service managers

New national structure for HMI

In a strategic development, HMI has initiated the development of a new national structure, which will define it as a truly national organisation and allow local members to establish and participate in local committees

HMI launches new website

The Health Management Institute is delighted to announce the launch of its new website


Eilish Hardiman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaide & Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children’s Hospital in Tallaght, Dublin

New Secretary/General Manager

Ronan Gavin has recently been appointed Secretary/General Manager of The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin

Director appointed to AIIHPC

Ms. Paddie Blaney has been appointed Director of the newly established All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation

Ms. Sharon Foley has been appointed CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation. She succeeds Mr. Eugene Murray, who has retired

New HSE Board

Health Minister Dr. James Reilly has appointed a new Interim Executive Board of the HSE, which, he says, will run the health services in a more effective manner "with greater emphasis on service delivery, more integration and less duplication"

CUH voted among ‘Best Workplaces in Ireland’

The Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin has been recognised for a sixth year as one of the ‘Best Large Workplaces in Ireland,’ according to a comprehensive study by the Great Place to Work Institute Ireland

To trust or not to trust?

Trusts in Northern Ireland worked better when they included hospitals and community services within the one legal entity, management consultant George Nixon told the HMI South Forum in Waterford Regional Hospital

Eliminate work that is not adding value

Jim Collins spoke about the dramatic improvement in patient services which can be achieved through implementing LEAN principles at the HMI Waterford Forum

Can the Reilly recipe succeed where Harney’s failed?

Times of crisis are times for passion and leadership to deliver major reform and we need passion and leadership to create a health system which will provide the best healthcare equally to all citizens, writes Dr. Fergus O’Ferrall

Can we build a better health system from adversity?

The different approaches of Fine Gael and Labour to the planned new universal health insurance systems were swiftly fused in the Programme for Government to form a coherent plan of action, writes Liz McManus, who was author of both the Labour Party’s health policy document Curing Our Ills, which proposed an insurance-based system and the subsequent document Our Good Health, which fleshed this out

Green Award for CUH

The 2011 Green Healthcare award was won by The Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin

National Green Leader 2011

Dublin fire fighter, Neil McCabe, who won the 2011 National Green Leader Award for innovation and leadership, and succeeded in making his Fire Station in Kilbarrack the first carbon neutral fire station in the world, says his plans could just as easily be used in hospitals and healthcare agencies. Maureen Browne reports

How does sustainability work in health?

Sustainable practices in waste, water, chemical use, procurement and transportation, to name a few, all have potential to boost the bottom line while also improving environmental and human health outcomes, writes John Harrington

Cross border clinical services

A number of service areas where there is existing work - or potential for future work - in cross-border service delivery, have been identified by a new cross border acute services modelling tool, which is being used to establish how cross border hospital services can provide mutual benefits for the people of the border region, writes Vanya Sargent

Change can be difficult, dangerous work

Leading Harvard lecturer, Hugh O’Doherty posed questions about the difference (and connections) between authority and leadership, leaders and leading, purpose and task, linear structures and complex inter relationships, when he addressed 60 Beaumont Hospital managers, writes Anne McNeely

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