Monthly Archives: September, 2011

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President’s Message

A Question of Morale

The challenge of sustainability

There were very few health services in the world which had responded so well to such a sudden sharp sustained reduction in resources over the last three years, while facing into more cuts, Stephen Mulvany, HSE Regional Director of Operations told a HMI Forum in Ardee, organised by the HMI Dublin North East Group

Two new ISAs for Dublin

The HSE is currently in the process of establishing two HSE Areas (ISAs) across three LHOs in Dublin north, as part of the reconfiguration of services in Dublin North East, HSE Area Manager, Anne O’Connor told the Forum

Transforming an Intellectual Disability Service

The St. Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Services in St. Ita’s Hospital, Portrane, Co. Dublin have been totally reconfigured with the transfer of 63 patients from dormitory accommodation in the old hospital to a new street of ten houses in the campus, Eileen Kelly, Director of Nursing, North Dublin ISA told the Forum

Integration is our only agenda

Change was no longer a choice, it was a national requirement and he was keen to examine with the unions how we could work together rather than having an adversarial relationship with them, Dermot Monaghan, HSE Area Manager, Louth/Meath told the Forum

Major changes urged in service planning

Senior health managers believe major changes should be made in the Service Plan and Service Level Agreements processes and that the shortcomings and limitations of the current system should be made clear to the public and politicians, writes Maureen Browne

Delivering new projects

“In bringing about change, trust must be earned and the key responsibility is to communicate relentlessly and honestly”, HSE Area Manager, Leo Kinsella told the Forum

We must capture the ‘good work’ story

There are approximately 1,200 actions associated with the Croke Park Agreement underway in the four HSE regions at present, Pat Harvey, independent Chair of the Croke Part Health Sector Implementation Body told the Forum

Getting on to ‘the factory floor’

In a personal view article, Michael Hanna explores whether Academic Health Systems would work in the Irish context

Mater Hospital celebrates its 150th anniversary

The Mater Hospital is the birthplace of many dramatic firsts in medicine and has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved healthcare and saved lives, writes Brian Conlan

Modernising laboratory medicine services

The evidence to date from the level of engagement in the laboratory modernisation process by the relevant stakeholders would suggest that there is now a real opportunity to deliver on the commitment in the National Recovery Plan (2011-2014) to introduce major change in our publicly funded medical laboratory services, writers Pat O’Dowd

National Clinical Programme in Pathology

As we enter a period of major change in the configuration of the Irish health system, the National Clinical Programme in Pathology seeks to ensure that each future trust hospital or hospital grouping will have the highest quality and most efficiently run clinical laboratories, writes Dr. Gerard P. Boran

Moving services back into the community

It is essential that the development of community-based services must be undertaken with the support of and appropriate links to general hospital services as required. writes Dr. Dermot Power

Evaluating healthcare technologies

Health technology assessments (HTAs) can provide healthcare decision makers with accessible and evidence-based information that will guide decisions about deploying healthcare technologies such as drugs, medical and surgical procedures or devices, and the efficient allocation of finite healthcare resources, writes Martin Flattery

Books worth reading

Carol Kinsey Gorman posits that it is crucial that leaders are aware of their body language and its impact on behaviour and performance, writes Carl Hubbard

Diary of Events

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