Monthly Archives: May, 2015

President’s Message

Cost of Quality & Safety in our Health Service

Eternal vigilance is the price of quality

Denis Doherty examines how we should learn from the harrowing events in Portlaoise.

The HMI Leaders Award 2015

Applications are now invited from health service managers and teams for the HMI Leaders Award 2015, which will celebrate leaders who are leading change through their innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

News from around your health services

EAHM meets in Cork to discuss the future St. James’s CEO Voluntary hospitals seeks to influence healthcare policy A €70 million investment in 14 centres Sixtieth birthday for Connolly Hospital Cross-border health services developing Patient safety initiative Over 300,000 to benefit from free GP care Minister for Drugs Strategy National Maternity Strategy KPMG Health Adviser Health services have to develop telehealth options Running for Mercy Foundation Bon Secours affiliated to NUI Increase in numbers insured Mater Private Cork Expansion Antidote To Heroin-Related Overdoses Study to advance hygiene on hospital wards The man who could have been HSE CEO FirstLight National Service

What employees think of the health service

Maureen Browne looks at the results of the first ever sector-wide survey of employees of the health service and how they feel about their jobs, training, motivation, enthusiasm and the standard of care provided by the health services.

Best practice must be resourced

Senior health managers are urging HSE action to ensure that best practice is resourced and spread rapidly and efficiently across the Irish health system. Maureen Browne reports.

An Ghaeilge agus an Leigheas

Tá dúshláin agus deachrachtaí fé leith a bhaineann leis an Ghaeilge i saol gairmiúil an leighis, a scríobhann Dr. Colm Henry.

When will they ever learn?

Denis Doherty examines how Ireland can avoid achieving the status of becoming the most overweight people in Europe.

Ireland could probably afford Universal Healthcare

If we wanted it, Ireland could probably afford a system of Universal Healthcare but we would need to develop a consensus on what we should include in the package and what would not be covered, Prof. Charles Normand, Edward Kennedy Professor of Health Policy and Management at Trinity College, Dublin, told the HMI Dublin Mid Leinster Forum held in the Dublin Dental Hospital. Maureen Browne reports.

We must change hospital debate

We needed to change the emphasis on hospitals in the health service debate and see very clearly the effects of demographics and social care challenges on the hospitals, Mr. Liam Woods, HSE National Director of Acute Hospitals, Hospitals, told a HMI South Seminar in Cork University Hospital. Maureen Browne reports.

New funding scheme for hospitals

Next year the HSE was looking at taking hospitals off the block grants and creating a new model of care, which over time should result in better patient care and better outcomes, Ms. Maureen Cronin, HSE Assistant Chief Finance Officer and Head of the HSE Healthcare Pricing Office told a HMI Forum in Cork last Friday. Maureen Browne reports.

Directorate Re-Designed

The former Quality and Patient Safety Directorate has now evolved into two distinct divisions, to give it an enhanced role, writes Dr. Philip Crowley, National Director, HSE Quality Improvement Division.

Diary of Events May 2015

Health Managers may be interested in this events.

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