Monthly Archives: January, 2019

President’s message

Welcome to the first 2019 edition of Health Manager. The one constant in healthcare is change and this year will see changes in healthcare policy. Health Manager will be keeping you abreast of these as they develop. As Brexit looms, we await the many potential impacts on healthcare in terms of personnel, services and supply change and particularly note the border counties.

Health investment and reform must go hand in hand

Capital investment in the Irish health services would be needed to enhance service provision and to drive reform, but investment should go hand in hand with reform, as the current configuration of the system was not optimal, a HMI meeting in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, was told. Maureen Browne reports.

Choosing the most efficient, equitable and effective treatment

Health service staff attending a HMI meeting in Cork’s Erinville Hospital were told to assume they were Board Members of a health commissioning body who had to choose between a number of treatment options with different costs and outcomes for three groups of patients with a particular type of cancer. Maureen Browne reports.

HMI President appointed Chief Executive of Tallaght University Hospital

HMI President, Lucy Nugent has been appointed Chief Executive of Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin.

Interim Director General HSE

Ms. Anne O’Connor who has been appointed interim Director General of the HSE by Health Minister, Mr. Simon Harris.

Minister appoints HSE Board members

Health Minister, Simon Harris has announced eight new appointees to the Board of the HSE.

HR Leader of the Year

HSE National HR Director, Rosarii Mannion received the HR Leader of the Year Award in December 2018. The award was presented by Legal Island.

Majority of patients had good experience in hospital

The majority of patients (84%), who responded to the 2018 National Patient Experience Survey said that they had a good or a very good overall experience while they were in hospital in May 2018.

Cross border conference highlights costs of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Leading experts speaking at the first cross border Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) conference highlighted that children who have been exposed to situations such as domestic violence, alcohol/drug abuse, mental illness and bereavement can experience negative impacts which last well into adulthood. Such impacts can include poorer educational achievements, employment status and health and well-being.

New All Ireland Institute Chair

Mr Fintan Fagan is the new Chair of the All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC).

Health Manager launches New Novel

"Amelia Lambe & The Search for the Light" was launched by Carl Hubbard, a data manager in the Mater Hospital in Dublin.

Children’s Health Ireland takes over responsibility for hospital paediatric services

The Children’s Health Bill 2018, which provides for the establishment of a single statutory entity, Children’s Health Ireland, to provide paediatric services and take over responsibility for the services currently provided by the existing three Dublin children’s hospitals, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, and the paediatric services at Tallaght University Hospital, has been passed by the Oireachtas.

Innovation Hub opened at St. James’s Hospital

The country’s second Health Innovation Hub Ireland, based at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, partnered with Trinity College Dublin., has been officially opened by Health Minister, Simon Harris.

All Ireland Congenital Heart Disease Network Services Expanded

Approval has been given for building a four-bed extension to the paediatric intensive care unit in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, to support the development of the network which provides cardiac care to children with congenital heart disease throughout the island of Ireland.

CUH celebrates 40 years service

Pictured at the Cork University Hospital launch of a book celebrating forty years of service to the community 1978-2018.

CUH Art Collection Launched

Pictured at the launch of the Cork University Hospital 40th Anniversary Art Collection, which is a collection of paintings of the Pier in Union Hall donated by Paul Finucane.

We must plan for the needs of cancer survivors

Professor Kerri Clough-Gorr, Director of the National Cancer Registry has urged that with improving cancer outcomes, we must go beyond our current capabilities of reporting of incidence, initial treatments and survival to better understand the patient experience, including quality of life, disease progression and recurrence and long term treatments.

In patient waiting lists down, outpatients increased

There were just over 70,200 patients waiting for an inpatient or day case hospital procedure at the end of December 2018, according to figures published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF).

Elected to Board of Alzheimer’s Europe

CEO of The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland Pat Mcloughlin, who was the Deputy CEO of the HSE and the first Director of the HSE National Hospitals Office, has been elected to serve for a two year term to the Board of Alzheimer Europe.

ePrescribing in the community

HIQA has published recommendations for an ePrescribing programme in a community setting.

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