Monthly Archives: March, 2017

Tallaght service scoops national award

The Paediatric Diabetes Service at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin has won the award for Clinical Team of the Year at this month’s Irish Healthcare Centre...

President’s Message

Spring and new beginnings

Implications for managers of new safeguarding policy

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.

Implications for managers of Corporate Manslaughter Bill

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.

Minister wants to dismantle HSE

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.

HSE celebrates International Women’s Day

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.

One woman’s road to leadership

Eilísh Hardiman, Group Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital Group, would not be where she is today without the help and support of her husband, writes Maureen Browne.

Hospital Managers Fear Budgets Inadequate

Many senior hospital managers are concerned about their ability to deliver timely services for patients this year within the allocations which they have received from the HSE, writes Maureen Browne.

Tough income targets for all hospitals

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.

Ever increasing demand for community services

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.

Should we go Lean?

Management consultants and fads come and go but one that has persisted and is being applied more and more in healthcare is the application of Lean, writes Dr. Peter Lachman.

Integration of children’s services under way

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.

Clinicians support St. James’s for children’s hospital

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.

Balancing Hospital Mission And Resources

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.

They have done the State some service

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.

Misleading Numbers/Fake News For The Board

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.

Hospitals Win National Awards

The Ireland East Hospital Group has congratulated three of its hospitals which were winners at the annual Irish Healthcare Centre Awards. The awards are aimed...

Peamount Healthcare Chief Executive

Suzanne Corcoran has been appointed Chief Executive of Peamount Healthcare in Dublin. She replaces Robin Mullan who retired last year. Ms. Corcoran was formerly Operations...

Ireland needs a new commissioning model

The main priorities for the new 10 year plan for health policy in Ireland should include a commissioning model, evidence-based decision-making, the use of...

Emergency Endovascular Stroke Service Recommended

The establishment of a national emergency service providing next generation stroke therapy for selected stroke patients in two hospital sites in Ireland has been...

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