Monthly Archives: January, 2016

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News from around your health services

Tallaght team wins top award New CUH CF Unit St. Francis Hospice Excellence Award Civil servants afraid to admit where they work Aut Even Chief Executive New Chief Executive RCSI Group HSE National Directors Northern Ireland Healthcare Conference Head of Institute Happy With Tallaght Experience National Forensic Mental Health Hospital Managers' views sought on EHR priorities Managing care for over 3.66 million Helping vulnerable people take their own decisions Changing BCG vaccination programme Jigsaw comes to Limerick Over 157,000 visits to HSE site Guidelines for health managers The National LightHouse Projects National Physical Activity Plan No change of policy on safety package Smoking interventions assessed Nua Healthcare Expansion

Managers leaving the public sector

Serious concerns are arising regarding the public sector’s ability to recruit and retain top class managers, writes Maureen Browne.

Hospitals fined over €3.7 million

The HSE has fined the country’s acute hospitals over €3.7 million for breaching waiting list targets for the last five months of 2015. Maureen Browne reports.

Minister lays out 2016 HSE service plan

The 2016 HSE National Service Plan has provided €12,987 million for the delivery of health and social care services in 2016. Of this, €2,928.5 million was available immediately with a further €58.5m becoming available during 2016 once specific implementation plans have been agreed with the Department of Health, according to Health Minister, Leo Varadkar.

Over 459,000 people on hospital waiting lists

A total of 459,487 patients were waiting for hospital diagnosis and treatment at the end of December 2015, according to the latest figures published by the Department of Health. Maureen Browne reports.

All roads do not lead to EDs

The HSE wants to change the notion that all roads lead to hospital emergency departments and to let people know that there are alternatives for patients who might otherwise find themselves waiting for long period in EDs, Mr. John Hennessy, HSE National Director Primary Care told the HMI Dublin Mid Leinster Regional Forum in the Dublin Dental Hospital last week. Maureen Browne reports.

Ten suggestions to benefit patients and staff

Denis Doherty makes ten suggestions of ways that could contribute to giving our hospitals a better chance of delivering what is expected of them.

HSE to test new integrated care model

A number of areas have been selected to be pioneer areas to test new models of care for older persons and chronic diseases. These areas will align with existing improvement initiatives, writes Dr. Aine Carroll, National Director of the Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division (CSPD) of the HSE.

Smoothing the flow of patients through the systems

In all hospital systems, be it in Ireland or elsewhere, the issue of supply of healthcare to the increasing demand for care is the wicked problem to be solved, writes Dr. Peter Lachman.

My first 90 days

The early days were a crucial period for learning, gathering information, meeting people, identifying new responsibilities and risks, writes Rosarii Mannion, HSE National Director HR.

An exciting start to 2016

If the delivery of health care becomes reliant on technology then technology must meet that need, writes Richard Corbridge, HSE Chief Information Officer.

Irish health entrepreneur

Chartered Physiotherapist Avril Copeland, has developed an award winning technology which assists patients in their rehabilitation and recovery. Maureen Browne reports.

Diary of events

Health managers might be interested in these events.

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