Monthly Archives: August, 2014

President’s Message

Leading Healthcare

Minister to present HMI Leaders Award

A total of 149 individual and team healthcare projects from all over Ireland have been entered for the first ever HMI Leaders Award.

Leading Healthcare

The 2014 Health Management Institute of Ireland’s Annual Conference takes place in the DoubleTree by Hotel, at Burlington Road, Dublin on Tuesday, September 23, with an impressive range of national and international speakers.

A political parties consensus on health policy

Now that single party governments appear to be a thing of the past, it would seem to make political sense for parties that are likely to form governments to explore the extent to which they can agree high level policy approaches, writes Denis Doherty.

News from around your health services

Minister Varadkar seeks realistic budget for 2015 Minister’s new responsibilities Moving to Healthy Ireland Healthy Ireland Chair New COO for Tallaght New code of conduct for health managers Excellence award for Crumlin Connolly Hospital MRI & AMU CUH is global, green and healthy RCSI Hospitals Managers’ feedback sought on guidelines National standard for clinical terminology Letterkenny Medical Academy HIQA seeks managers views on new standards Ireland’s PCTs and PCCs Schull Primary Care Centre University Hospital Limerick expansion Individual health identifiers Patients referred electronically Updated eprescribing standards

Mother and baby homes inquiry must be resourced

Health managers have welcomed the government decision to establish a Commission of Inquiry into mother and baby homes as a unique opportunity to establish - and learn from - the truth about this difficult period in Irish life, but have warned that if it is to be successful it will have to be properly resourced. Maureen Browne reports.

The scandal of our mother and baby homes

Maureen Browne examines a government report into the fate of over 23,000 babies born in mother and baby homes in Ireland between 1940 and 1966 which gives an indication of the potential scope of the Murphy Commission.

Ring fenced funding must be provided for new treatments

Health managers have urged the new Health Minister, Dr. Leo Varadkar to end the dilemma where they can only fund newly approved expensive treatments at the expense of equally badly needed existing treatments and services. They also say the Government should take this opportunity to define the kind of health service it wishes to have and not allow it to develop haphazardly at the whim of local political and populist demands. Maureen Browne reports.

New nursing homes legislation

It is incumbent on all involved in the provision of Older Peoples Residential Services to familiarise themselves with the new legislation, writes Adrian Ahern.

Engaging on the compliance statement

HSE Chief Operations Officer, Laverne McGuinness writes about the important role which boards play in the governance of organisations and the current situation regarding Compliance Statements.

A long journey with many roads

Progress to date has been painfully slow on the implementation of A Vision for Change, which has at its heart, the objective of achieving a truly modern mental health care service, one which is based in the community, involves the service user and is based on recovery, writes John Saunders, Chairman Mental Health Commission.

Being prepared does not cover all eventualities

Dr. John Williams, David Carty and John McElhinney write about a previously unimagined eventuality in Sligo General Hospital which required quick thinking, planning and immediate crisis management to mitigate serious injury and loss of life at the hospital.

Hitting the target and missing the point

It is critical that health policy strategists and economists ‘think hard and argue hard’ to devise evidence based plans that will enable the delivery of safe quality care to the people of Ireland, writes Dr. Mary Doolan.

Diary of events

Health managers may be interested in these events.

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