Irish health and social care staff must report all concerns of abuse of vulnerable persons, Pauline Levins, Principal Social Worker and Mary Griffin, Social Worker, HSE Safeguarding and Protection Team, Community Health Organisation Area 2 told a HMI West Regional meeting in Merlin Park Hospital, Galway. Maureen Browne reports.
The Corporate Manslaughter Bill 2016 which is making its way through the Oireachtas at the moment creates two new criminal offences which will have significant impact on healthcare service providers, writes Davnet O’Driscoll.
Health Minister, Simon Harris wants to dismantle the HSE and replace it with a much leaner national agency, with services provided locally by a number of regional delivery units based on geographically aligned Hospital Groups and Community Health Organisations. Maureen Browne reports.
The HSE joined the ranks of those celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017 with an action-packed and engaging day on the theme of ‘Taking up the Leadership Challenge,’ writes Siobhan Patten, HSE National HR Lead: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
Most of the country’s hospitals received an increase in funding for 2017 compared to 2016, but they are all facing tough targets for income which they are expected to raise during the year. Maureen Browne reports.
Community healthcare service managers are facing many similar challenges to their hospital colleagues in trying to provide appropriate and timely services to their patients and clients within their budgets this year, writes Maureen Browne.
Ireland is finally getting a new children’s hospital, a world class facility that the children, young people, their parents, and the staff from the three Dublin children’s hospitals need and deserve, writes Eilísh Hardiman, Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital Group.
Seven Dublin consultant clinicians responsible for delivering secondary and tertiary paediatric and neonatal healthcare, have stated that they fully support the new children’s hospital on a campus shared with St. James’s Hospital.
The management and governance of a hospital is correctly driven first and foremost by its mission and social purpose. In this context, management must often grapple with maximising limited financial resources while retaining a balance between what is available and what needs to be achieved.
There aren’t any nuns in my family and at school nuns didn’t teach me but I learned a lot from the nuns, from many congregations, with whom I worked in the health services over more than thirty years, writes Denis Doherty.
The opening line of Spike Milligan’s humorous novel Puckoon said that the town was located several and a half metric miles north east of Sligo. Milligan knew that such spurious accuracy would draw a whimsical smile from the reader who appreciates the absurdity of registering the half mile in a measurement where one did not know the total mileage.
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