Monthly Archives: September, 2015

President’s Message

Let’s invest in people development

CHANGE for the better: HMI Annual Conference

Health Minister, Dr. Leo Varadkar is among leading Irish and overseas healthcare leaders who will examine the future direction and governance of the Irish health services at the HMI National Conference which will be held in the Concert Hall in the RDS Dublin on Wednesday, September 30 next, writes Maureen Browne.

2015 HMI Leaders Award

Last year saw the commencement of the HMI Leaders Award and I am delighted to confirm that this year sees the continuation of this very important innovation leadership award with over 100 applications coming from all regions of the country, writes Eamonn Fitzgerald, Chair Judging Panel.

Self Managing Illness

The Better Health, Better Living project, one of the regional winners in the HMI Leaders Award, is the implementation of the Chronic Disease Self Management Programme (CDSMP) at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, in co-operation with multiple patient organisations and HSE stakeholders, writes Ms. Marese Heffernan, Co-ordinator of the project.

Electronics Order System

Dietician Niamh Smyth, a recent regional winner at the HMI Regional Awards, outlines how she, along with a team involving dietetics, pharmacy, facilities, nursing and the ICT department, introduced an Electronic Ordering System for Enteral Tube Feeding Products.

News from around your health services

New 120 bed facility for NRH HSE National Director Human Resources New CHO Chief Officer CEO St. Francis Hospice Chief Executive of Bon Secours Health System eReferral national rollout Mount Carmel Community Hospital Minimum alcohol pricing Health Identifier Standards HIQA Health Information Director Over 160,000 under 6s registered Westmeath Nursing Home Expansion New powers on sunbed use for HSE GP Minor Surgery Research Project Views on BCG Vaccination Programme Healing Hills in Limerick The Healing Station Prescription charges waived for asylum seekers

Patients going to Europe for free treatment

Hundreds of Irish people are expected to go to Europe for treatment in public and private hospitals this year under the new Cross Border Directive, (CBD) which provides for the first time that the State will pay for treatments which are already available in this country. Maureen Browne reports.

HSE seeks additional €1.9bn for 2016

The HSE has sought an additional €1.867bn to run the health services in 2016, but Health Minister, Dr. Leo Varadkar and Public Expenditure and Reform Minister, Mr. Brendan Howlin have said it was not possible for the Government to provide this level of funding. Maureen Browne reports.

Rift between HSE and some voluntary hospitals

The uneasy relationship which has developed between the HSE and some voluntary service providers – including some of the powerful public voluntary hospitals is posing serious challenges for senior health managers in both sectors, writes Maureen Browne.

New hospital unit for completion in 2017

The National Rehabilitation Hospital has received planning approval and has secured the funding required to complete Phase 1 of the planned new hospital development on its existing campus in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, writes Rosemarie Nolan.

A Proven Framework For Change

Dr. Peter Lachman says the framework for change used on the RCPI Quality and Leadership Diploma can be used to introduce improvement in the Irish health services.

Building trust with all staff

Two of my priorities for the next 12 months are to engage and build trust with staff and invest in leadership, writes Ms. Rosarii Mannion, newly appointed HSE National Director for Human Resources.

Planning and accountability in the HSE

The HSE is a transparent and accountable organisation with performance monitoring and management arrangements in place to focus on driving operational performance improvements and also to deal with under performance and where the health providers fail to meet their targets, Ms. Laverne McGuinness, HSE Deputy Director General told a meeting of the HMI Dublin Mid Leinster Regional Meeting in the Dublin Dental Hospital last Thursday evening.

Leitrim Deserves Better

As we plan to commemorate a centenary of independence, the woefully inadequate investment in facilities to cater for the end of life needs of older people since independence justifies a bold initiative to make amends urgently, argues Denis Doherty.

Ireland’s National 24hour Telemedical Support Unit

Cork University Hospital Emergency Department manages the HSE National 24 hour Emergency Telemedical Support Unit, which provides telemedical support to vessels in Irish territorial waters, the National Ambulance Service and Dublin Fire Brigade, writes Dr. Jason van der Velde, Clinical Lead for the service.

Global Megatrends

Social media are connecting patients and providers in new ways, while wearable and implantable technologies are helping patients to manage their health wherever they are in their daily lives, write Ms. Carol Murphy, Mr. Colm Devine, and Dr. Maria Fleming.

Diary of events

Healthcare managers may be interested in these events.

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