Monthly Archives: June, 2014

President’s Message

Getting it right!

Reaching out to Hy-Brasil

Denis Doherty writes about a clan on an island in Europe, where health services providers have realised their ambition to be employers of choice.

Inaugural HMI Leaders Award

The HMI has established an annual Leader’s Award to acknowledge and celebrate the leadership contribution of individuals, work units and interdisciplinary teams in the development of the Irish health services.

Learning from serious adverse events

When adverse events occurred we needed to engage with families, set up an incident investigation within 24 hours with a target for completion, tell patients what had been done and apologise to them whether or not they have been harmed, extract the learning and share the learning nationally, Dr. Philip Crowley, National Director of the HSE Safety and Quality Division told a Dublin North East Forum at Beaumont Hospital.

News from around your health services

HSE re-assigns leaders Transfer of orthopaedic services to SIVUH CRC Chief Executive New Board of CRC Beaumont psychiatric unit Mullingar psychiatric unit Clinical Education & Research Centre for Limerick Minister says no change to Navan A & E Medical card eligibility review Kenmare Community Nursing Unit Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre Blanchardstown centre opened North Leitrim Centre officially opened Summerhill primary care centre opened Minister opens new Mallow Units Now it’s University Hospital Waterford Bon Secours Hospital Dublin awarded fifth JCI Accreditation WHO honours Minister Digital breast tomosynthesis at Bon Secours Hospital RDPI Dublin North East Cork City Manager vAwards for innovative digital projects Acting HIQA CEO

HSE Compliance Statement breaches agency constitutions

Many managers of voluntary health providers have been unable to sign off in full the HSE Compliance Statement, which has been first introduced this year, because it would breach their constitutions, memorandums and articles of association and trusts. Maureen Browne reports.

Resilience in the workplace

Recognising the physical and emotional toll involved, GSK has designed a number of supports for staff that seek to provide employees with the tools and skills to work through change and manage their personal resilience, writes Liam Cullen.

Are you secure and compliant with Data Protection Act(s)?

At 36 per cent, the health industry continues to be the sector responsible for the largest percentage of disclosed data breaches by industry in 2012, writes Alex Burnham.

Change before you have to

Leaders, even when sailing in smooth waters, must anticipate the dangers that lie ahead and change before they have to, Prof. Bob Kaplan told the HSE Masterclass. Maureen Browne reports.

How outcomes should be measured

Outcomes should be measured by medical condition or primary care patient segment and not by procedure or intervention, Prof. Bob Kaplan told the HSE Mastertclass. Maureen Browne reports.

The policies which health managers favour

The policies which health managers favour and the management challenges they have identified were revealed at the HSE Masterclass. Maureen Browne reports.

How did Stafford happen?

Stafford happened because of local, regional and national failures and a failure of corporate governance, Professor John Caldwell, Chair Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust told the HSE Masterclass. Maureen Browne reports.

Staff satisfaction predicts patient satisfaction

Staff satisfaction and commitment predicted patient satisfaction, Prof. Michael West, The King’s Fund, London & Lancaster University, told the HSE Masterclass. Maureen Browne reports.

We should legislate for apologies

An urgent and radical reform of the law on clinical negligence in Ireland was called for by legal experts at a Dublin conference. Maureen Browne reports.

Entertainment is the Best Medicine

Dublin's Temple Street Children's University Hospital has just re-opened their Top Flat ward - equipped with patient entertainment units from Lincor. These PatientLINC devices are initially focused on providing TV, movies, Radio, Movies on demand and the ability to plug in the child's own games console, but there are advanced plans to enhance the offering by including internet access, video messaging, patient information and patient surveys in the short term.

The future for nursing homes inspection

This year new care and welfare regulations will be introduced for nursing homes, while HIQA will also be revising its standards, writes Phelim Quinn.

Diary of events

Health managers may be interested in these events.

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