Monthly Archives: March, 2018

President’s Message

Staff beat the "Beast from the East."

Innovative Finalists at HMI Leaders Award

Three finalists were highly praised by the judging panel in the 2017 HMI Leaders Award. Maureen Browne reports.

Serving the homeless population in Cork

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 community home for persons with disabilities

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.

Maximising out-of-hours safety

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.

Hub-and-spoke trauma system for Ireland

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.

HSE DDG John Connaghan answers HMI Members’ questions in Galway

John Connaghan, Deputy Director General and Chief Operations Officer of the HSE participated in the HMI Forum in Merlin Park Hospital Galway in February 2018. Maureen Browne reports.

A towering figure in women’s health services

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.

Time to Prioritise Technology

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.

What does a manager need to do to be safe?

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.

How to be happy in Ireland

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.

Major EAHM Seminar in Dublin This Week

Executive leaders from the 28 leading hospital management associations in 25 European countries will attend a major seminar in Dublin this week on how...

Do you know your vicarious liability responsibilities?

Join the queue if you are not quite clear about what is meant by vicarious liability, writes Conor Hannaway.

Search begins for new HSE Chief

The search has begun for a successor for Tony O’Brien, who has announced that he will step down from his position as Director General...

New HSE Chief Information Officer

Professor Martin Curley has been appointed as the new Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive. He was appointed following an open recruitment campaign...

Minister opens two new primary care centres

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has officially opened two new primary care centres in Kilcock, Kildare and Coolock on the northside of Dublin. Minister...

Ireland’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Facility

The HSE has confirmed that Merchants Quay Project CLG is the preferred bidder to operate a Medically Supervised Injecting Facility in Dublin City Centre...

HSE Winner at CIPD Ireland HR Awards

The HSE were the winners in the Talent Management category at The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) awards at the Intercontinental Hotel,...

€10.9bn to be spent on health projects in the next decade

Approximately €10.9 billion is to  be spent on health projects over the next ten years, under the National Development Plan (NDP). This is part of...

BreastCheck should improve information management – HIQA

In relation to information management, a HIQA review has found shortcomings in governance structures at BreastCheck that, it said, had the potential to impact...

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