Monthly Archives: March, 2016

President’s Message

Powerful reasons to join the HMI

News from around your health services

HMI Leaders Award 2016 HSE to review employment practices Tusla Chief Executive €2 million pilot nurse staffing scheme University Hospital Kerry Public nursing home investment Health Needs Of The Homeless HSE confirms 900 cases of cancer caused by alcohol annually Screening for cervical cancer Revised demographic dataset Legal restrictions on ECT Board of Nua Healthcare Informed decision making Nurses take over tasks from doctors How many hours do you spend sitting each day? Sexual health needs of children in care Managers' views sought on maternity standards Masters in Human Factors in Patient Safety Healthcare Leaders Masterclass 2016

Hospital Groups allocate over €4 bn for 2016

The eight new Hospital Groups have now established offices and management teams and for the first time disbursed their allocations for 2016 to their constituent hospitals.

CHOs receive budget of over €4bn for 2016

The nine new Community Health Organisations have received total budgets of €4bn for 2016.

What will happen when the money runs out?

There is increasing disquiet among many health managers at what they say has been undue pressure on CEOs to sign service level agreements with the HSE within truncated timeframes. Maureen Browne reports.

Single Patient Safety Organisation Urged

Responsibility and accountability for national patient safety intelligence in Ireland should be assigned to an independent organisation in order to ensure effective national oversight of patient safety and also to inform policy development, according to HIQA. Maureen Browne reports.

National Leadership Academy

The HSE is to create a National Leadership Academy comprising the best thought and practice based leaders from across the system to lead, influence and develop leadership standards practice and succession management, writes Maureen Browne.

A leader in people services

There were outstanding leaders in the Irish health services and if clinicians, nurses and ambulance personnel were properly resourced and the money properly targeted, she firmly believed the HSE could be a leader in people services. Ms. Rosarii Mannion, HSE National Director HR, told a meeting of the HMI Dublin Mid Leinster Regional Meeting in the Dublin Dental Hospital. Maureen Browne reports.

A New Way of Doing ‘Health’ Policy!

In the immediate aftermath of the recent election, there appears to be widespread support for the suggestion that ‘a new way of doing politics’ ought to be explored. It will be interesting to see if anything comes of it, writes Denis Doherty.

Walking in the shoes of the patient in Ireland

Nowadays, the development of person centred care is the rationale for many improvement programmes. This is because, unlike other service industries, the services we deliver are often organized around the needs of the service rather than that of the patient or customer, writes Dr. Peter Lachman.

Solving hospital navigation

We are all familiar with indoor maps in airports, museums and shopping centres. They help us find a destination among the myriad of locations, we learn how to find places we need with the minimum of fuss or assistance. It is time for hospitals to provide similar maps for patients and staff to enable them to find locations easily and efficiently, writes Kerry Ryder.

What can mediation do for managers?

Managers and organisations are becoming more aware of mediation and its potential uses in helping with those ‘difficult situations’ we all tend to try to avoid, writes Karen Maher.

Diary of Events

Health Managers may be interested in these events.

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