Monthly Archives: January, 2018

A new year and new opportunities

Welcome to the first 2018 edition of Health Manager.

Joint Winners of HMI Leaders Award

Two projects tied for the 2017 HMI Leaders Award which were presented by HMI President, Lucy Nugent at a ceremony in the Prof. David Boucher Hayes room at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin before Christmas.

Leaders in a movement for change

The WALKways Tallaght Hospital Project is a one year programme which helps 11 job seekers with intellectual disabilities gain relevant and meaningful job experience, be accredited for their practical learning and ultimately move on to access paid employment in the open labour market. Maureen Browne reports.

From strangers to friends

A short film project, “Personal Journeys of stigma and recovery," made by the Blackrock Hall Men’s Group in Cork and the HSE South Lee Mental Health Services, was the joint winner of the 2017 HMI Leaders Award. Maureen Browne reports.

Review says thousands of extra beds required

Nearly 2,600 extra acute hospital beds, a 48% increase in the primary care workforce, 13,000 extra residential care beds for older persons and a 120% increase in homecare will be required by 2031 if key reforms and productivity measures are implemented, according to the Health Service Capacity Review. Maureen Browne reports.

HSE has €6 million less to send on acute hospitals this year

The HSE will have €6 million less to spend on acute hospitals this year compared to last year, according to the HSE National Service Plan. Maureen Browne reports.

Transformational leadership says Minister

A new programme for advanced nursing practice (ANP), aims to result in the delivery of 700 ANP posts by 2021.

New Director of Congenital Heart Disease Network

Sharon Morrow has been appointed by the Children’s Hospital Group as the Director of the Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Network.

What the NSP will fund – Ministers

The HSE National Service Plan 2018 will provide Increases in Respite and Home Support Hours, Speech and Language Therapy, Community Intervention Team referrals and Paediatric Homecare Packages, according to Health Minister, Mr. Simon Harris. Maureen Browne reports.

Open Disclosure and Periodic Payment Orders passed into law

The Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill, which provides for Open Disclosure of patient safety incidents and Periodic Payments Orders for claimants, has passed both houses of the Oireachtas and has been signed into law by the President. Maureen Browne reports.

Framework to support right mix of health staff

A Framework to support the recruitment and retention of the right mix of staff across the health and social care system and build a sustainable, resilient workforce for the future has been launched.

Hospital Group Five Year Strategic Plan

The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group’s new five year strategic plan 2018 - 2023 focuses on five key strategic aims that will drive DMHG’s reform and development priorities. Maureen Browne reports.

An inclusive trauma system

It was anticipated that the new National Trauma Network Report would advocate for an inclusive trauma system which would comprise two major trauma centres, trauma units, injury units and local emergency hospitals according to Dr. Conor Deasy, Major Trauma Audit National Lead, Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Cork University and Deputy Medical Director, National Ambulance Service. Maureen Browne reports.

Inaugural HSE Clinical Director Executive Skills Programme

The RCSI Institute of Leadership in collaboration with the HSE launched the inaugural Clinical Director Executive Skills Programme for 33 Consultants in November 2017 in the Royal College of Surgeons, writes Caroline O’Regan.

Business/Executive Coach Of The Year

Rosarii Mannion, HSE National Director of HR was awarded the Business/ Executive Coach of the year by the ICF.

CAWT Partnership elect new Director General

Damien McCallion, HSE National Director Emergency Management and National Ambulance Service, has been elected to the role of Director General for the CAWT Partnership. Damien has served as a CAWT Board Member for over three years.

New Chief Executive of Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

Trevor O’Callaghan has been appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.

Rights and responsibilities of managers under new legislation

The rights and responsibilities of individuals, employers and employees when the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25 next and the costs of getting it wrong, were spelled out by Mr. Urban Schrott, IT security and Cybercrime Analyst, ESET Ireland, at a meeting of the HMI Dublin/Mid Leinster in Dublin Dental University Hospital. Maureen Browne reports.

Hospital launches patient app

Tallaght Hospital Dublin has became the first public hospital to launch a patient and visitor App.

Leadership and investment key to success

Leadership and investment were the keys to success if the Irish health services were to move from structural change to implementing integrated care, Mr. Joe Ryan, Interim Head of the Programme for Health Service Improvement (PHSI) in the HSE told a meeting of HMI South in the Erinville Hospital, Cork.

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