The HMI Leaders Award 2015 was won by Dr. Alison Dougall, Clinical and Academic Consultant Special Care Dentistry at the Dublin Dental Hospital, for a project promoting better access to dental care and a culture of oral health promotion within the haemophilia care pathway, Maureen Browne reports.
Pancreatic transplants to move to St. Vincent’s
Awards For New Day Hospital
Mallow Memory Research Unit
New cancer strategy
Teens births decrease
HIQA Unannounced Inspections
New Forensic Hospital
Dormant Accounts Funding
CEO for Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services
€45 million reform fund
Air ambulance to be permanent
Elder Abuse Referrals Increase
Suicide Prevention Strategy
Minister launches North Cork Infant Mental Health Network Model
New maternity hospitals sites
New EU logo for medicine websites
Twenty six terminations carried out in 2014
European Court rules on NCHDs
No Change In Fair Deal Funding
New Ambulance Headquarters
Arts For Health
Navan Road Primary Care Centre
Targeted intervention in mental health services
New Medical Council CEO
Having clarified our role and priorities, we have moved into the implementation phase of a major organisational change programme that will see improvement in how we organise and operate, develop and support staff, and engage with stakeholders, writes Mr. Jim Breslin, Secretary General, Department of Health.
The initial signs that the future hospital trusts will be independent were not encouraging and evidence suggested that what was proposed would destroy that very autonomy and governance and the quality of patient care that was associated with the voluntary sector, Dr. Ruth Barrington told the Voluntary Healthcare Forum in the Royal College of Physicians. Maureen Browne reports.
An innovative new project, The One Life Project, which aims to increase the survival rates of patients who suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Ireland has been launched by the National Ambulance Service (NAS). Maureen Browne reports.
Hospital Groups should be truly autonomous but were unlikely to be underpinned by legislation for some years, it emerged from Health Minister, Dr. Leo Varadkar’s speech to the MacGill Summer School in Donegal. Maureen Browne reports.
The goal of medicine is to alleviate suffering and enhance longevity. A brutal paradox arises when medicine does the opposite. Although there is limited evidence on the scale of harm inflicted by medical error, available data suggest this is a vast problem, write Drs. Padhraig Ryan and David Vaughan.
Our health services may, in time, benefit from the negative experience of Irish Water, which has become one of the most politically and socially divisive issues of recent years, writes Mr Denis Doherty.
Dr. Chris Luke says he profoundly wishes that all healthcare managers, and indeed politicians, would recognise the vital importance of including people’s feelings in management calculation and decision-making, as well as beds, budgets or other “resource” considerations.
The Wellness Initiative Alliance has launched a new App which is ideal for students who would like to run the Alliance’s Aviva Schools Fitness Challenge and which is also a useful aid for PE teachers, writes Mr Ciaran Faughnan, the Alliance CEO.
The aim of the new three year National Dementia Strategy with a budget of €27.5 million was to improve dementia care so that people with dementia could live well for as long as possible, could ultimately die with dignity, and could have services and supports delivered in the best way possible, Ms. Sarah Mahon, Senior Dementia Strategy Projects Manager, HSE, told the HMI West of Ireland Forum. Maureen Browne reports.
We are now in an economic recovery and it’s time to see that recovery in the provision of mental health services so that we can truly transform care for patients, writes Ms. Patricia Gilheaney, Chief Executive, The Mental Health Commission.
HIQA has published new guidance to help hospitals and healthcare providers improve quality and safety by linking recommendations — from previous HIQA investigations and reviews into healthcare services — with National Standards that they are expected to meet.
Most people who kill themselves are of working age and the workplace has the potential to effectively address suicide prevention and intervention, as well as the crisis that often follows a suicide death or attempt, writes Dr. Eoin Galavan
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