Monthly Archives: January, 2015

President’s message

Get involved in developing our professionalism

Should we have hidden cameras?

Sometimes, in the cold light of day, what earlier appeared worthwhile can take on a quite different appearance, writes Denis Doherty.

News from around your health services

CEO of Leopardstown Park Hospital National Director of Acute Hospitals HSE National Director HR St. James’s Hospital Interim CEO CEO Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services Healthcare Group Director of Strategy St. Vincent’s Acting CEO Mater Hospital CEO Lead Investigator to Inquiry New primary care centre Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Bon Secours CSSD certification Protection of Vulnerable People from Abuse Public access defibrillation Green Flag for Cork New VHI Board Members

Uncertainty on how services will be funded in 2015

Senior managers in the health services are facing into 2015 in a cloud of uncertainty regarding their budgets, whether they will be able to maintain services this year at 2014 levels and how they are expected to fund the Minister’s priorities. Maureen Browne reports.

Ministers’ priorities for 2015

Reducing the number of patients with Delayed Discharges by one third to less than 500 and the number of patients on trolleys in EDs waiting for admission for over nine hours by one third to less than 70, are among the 2015 priorities. Maureen Browne reports.

The Starfish Story

You must be the change you wish to see in the world, writes Eamonn Fitzgerald. Chair of the inaugural HMI Leadership Awards, and CEO Hermitage Medical Clinic, Dublin.

A unique partnership

Early intervention and prevention are the future not only for the Speech and Language Service but for all areas of healthcare, write Elizabeth Downey and Carmel Feely.

The future role of the Department of Health

The Department of Health was prioritising how to equip itself to contribute to the leadership required to improve health outcomes, Mr. Jim Breslin, the new Secretary General of the Department of Health told the HMI Dublin Mid Leinster Forum. Maureen Browne reports.

Are we under reporting adverse events

When Irish figures were compared to other developed countries’ rates of adverse events it suggested under-reporting in the Irish system, Dr. Amanda Phelan HMI West Forum in Merlin Park Hospital, Galway. Maureen Browne reports.

Employee Engagement – Moving Beyond the Annual Survey

Rosemarie Nolan describes how surveys indicated that staff satisfaction improved in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire following the introduction of the Work Positive Project.

HIQA will assert independence and strive for accountability

Phelim Quinn, appointed new Chief Executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority in November 2014, outlines his vision for the Authority over the next 3-5 years.

Diary of events

Health managers may be interested in these events.

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