If “money following the patient” means patients are to be empowered to decide how their healthcare needs should be met, that would be revolutionary and I don’t anticipate that type of revolution being ignited anytime soon, writes Denis Doherty.
Health Minister, Dr. James Reilly, T.D., has set out target times for the implementation of 48 health reforms including free GP care, Hospital Trusts, Universal Health Insurance and the new management structure and reporting relationships for the health services. Maureen Browne reports.
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Dr. Aine Carroll, the new HSE National Director of Clinical Strategy & Programmes has called on managers and clinicians to put aside distrust of each other and on hospitals and other institutions to abandon self interest to develop a new and better health service for the country. Maureen Browne reports.
Those working in the health service needed to stop externalising the problem, this was a personal leadership challenge for each and every one of us, Ms. Lis Nixon, Director of Performance Improvement in Unscheduled Care with the Department of Health Special Delivery Unit (SDU) told the HMI Dublin/Mid Leinster Regional meeting in the Dublin Dental Hospital last evening. Maureen Browne reports.
There is no boundary solution to children’s services – children invaded every aspect of life in respect of their care and education and every government department should have a policy on child care, which should be integrated in the programme for government at the highest level, Mr. Gordon Jeyes, CEO Designate, Child and Family Support Agency, told the HMI Dublin Mid Leinster Forum in the Dublin Dental Hospital. Maureen Browne reports.
HIQA is now commencing Phase 1 of its programme of monitoring assessments of acute hospitals’ compliance with the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infection and initially this will focus on announced and unannounced assessment of acute hospitals’ compliance with the Standards writes Phelim Quinn, HIQA Director of Regulation.
Every profession has people who do not perform as they should and for the public to have confidence there must be a mechanism for the appropriate handling of these situations, writes Ginny Hanrahan, CEO Health and Social Care Professionals Council and Registrar for the Social Workers Registration Board at CORU.
In 12 months time there would be further contraction of the health insurance market, which would impose additional pressure on the public system, Mr. Dermot Goode of Cornmarket Group Financial Services told the HMI South Regional Meeting in Waterford Regional Hospital. Maureen Browne reports.
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