A multidisciplinary team which focusses on providing vital services to isolated and secluded individuals caught in the throes of homelessness, was presented by Dr. Anna Marie Naughton of the Adult Homeless Integrated Team (AHIT), Cork Kerry Community Healthcare St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork. Maureen Browne reports.
A project which facilitated people with disabilities to move from a congregated setting in St. Raphael’s Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork to their own homes in community settings in a planned, phased and coordinated manner, was presented to the judging panel by Deborah Harrington, Project Manager.
The implementation of an innovative nursing role of Clinical Support Nurse Manager at night in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, to maximise safety and minimise risk during out-of-hours was presented to the judges by Shauna Ennis, Nursing Practice Development Co-ordinator (Adult Service) at Tallaght.
Two regional hub-and-spoke Trauma Networks, each with a designated Major Trauma Centre for the treatment of major trauma that requires access to specialised trauma care, have been recommended by the Report of the Trauma Steering Group, chaired by Prof. Eilis McGovern. Maureen Browne reports.
Pauline Treanor, who has just retired as General Manager of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin following 18 years working in the hospital– the oldest continually operating maternity hospital in the world – has been a towering figure in the strategic and operational development of nursing, midwifery and women’s health services over the last quarter century, writes Maureen Browne.
Of course, the expansion and improvement of services ought to be the top priority of our health system. It’s when the achievement of that priority is portrayed as synonymous with protecting and increasing the number of front line staff that I would shout- STOP, writes Denis Doherty.
Patient safety is now the vogue – everyone is getting on board – but for many different reasons. Patient are leading the way and there is a strong developing patient safety movement, writes Dr. Peter Lachman.
Happiness matters to everyone. While this might seem like an obvious statement, it is only in recent decades that policy-makers and researchers have taken happiness seriously. What have they found and how does it help, asks Prof. Brendan Kelly.
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