Monthly Archives: June, 2019

Momentous times ahead

Welcome to the summer edition of Health Manager. I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to the new CEO of the HSE, Mr Paul Reid. He has a challenging job ahead and I look forward to hearing him outline his vision of the health service. He is also speaking at the HMI’s upcoming conference on October 2nd which is open for booking.

The priorities of the new Director General of the HSE

Paul Reid, the new HSE Director General says his three priorities for healthcare are the delivery of quality and safe services, transitioning to a new model of integrated care and strengthening confidence and trust in the organisation. Maureen Browne reports.

Ireland should look for new funding options for cancer research

Ireland should look for new funding options for cancer research because the country’s national debt constrains the amount of public funding available for this essential element of cancer services, according to Dr. Jerome Coffey, Director of the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP). Maureen Browne reports.

Our mental health services are not fit for purpose

Versions of that question are posed regularly and tend to attract simplistic, stock answers of the stigma or I have no idea variety, writes Denis Doherty.

How do we know we are good?

The delivery of health care or in most cases the management of disease is a difficult business. Expectations of people have increased with the growth of the easy access to information on the web. This means that people no longer are less knowledgeable than their health care providers and they theoretically can always look for alternatives, writes Dr. Peter Lachman.

What machine learning and artificial intelligence can do for you

Artificial intelligence is no longer the prerogative of sci-fi movies or robot fighting games, but can help health managers predict demands and outcomes for services and distil wordy reports into two-page summaries, writes Ian Darbey.

Future Leaders of the Irish health service

Senior Nurse and Midwife leaders celebrated their success in completing the nine day NLIC RCSI IOL Future Leaders Programme on their forum day in...

Average of 10,893 inpatient beds open during 2018

There was an average of 10,893 inpatient beds open during 2018, which was the highest number since 2010, according to The Open Beds Report, produced by the Department of Health. Maureen Browne reports.

Ireland needs a continuum of care for persons with dementia

The need in Ireland for a continuum of care for persons with dementia was stressed by Professor Eamon O’Shea of NUI Galway and Dr. Helen Rochford Brennan at the fourth annual conference of Dementia Ireland, writes Carmel Geoghegan of Dementia Ireland.

“Significant governance and management deficit” within Irish mental health services

The Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission, John Farrelly, has said that it is difficult to see how some of the country’s in-patient mental health units could be registered in the future without significant improvements in levels of compliance. Maureen Browne reports.

EAHM 2019 – A unique experience

The 28th congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) takes place in Ghent in Belgium from September 11 – 14.

HSE HR Director Taking Carer’s Leave

HSE National HR Director Rosarii Mannion, who has pioneered many award winning initiatives since her appointment to the post in 2015, is taking two years’ Carers’ Leave from September 2019.

TUH wins Overall Excellence in HR award

Tallaght University Hospital won the “Overall Excellence in HR” at the HR Leadership Management Awards, as well as the “Best Public Sector HR initiative” for its WalkWays programme, in partnership with Walk and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board.

New €40 million cancer treatment centre in Cork

The new €40 million cancer treatment centre in Cork University Hospital will be the first public hospital in the country to use Surface Guided Radiation Treatment (SGRT), according to Tony McNamara, Chief Executive of the hospital.

St Mary’s Primary Care Centre in Gurranabraher

St Mary’s Primary Care Centre in Gurranabraher in Cork city was officially opened by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.

An All-Ireland Epilepsy Care and Research Centre

The Epilepsy Care Foundation has purchased land for the development of an All-Ireland Epilepsy Care and Research Centre (AIEC), according to Brian Geraghty, Epilepsy Care Foundation and Prof. Norman Delanty, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI.

National Hearing Implant and Research Centre officially opened at Beaumont Hospital

The new National Hearing Implant and Research Centre (NHIRC) at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin will carry out ground-breaking research in cochlear implants and neurological disorders of the ear in children and adults.

Implementing Delayed Discharges Recommendations

The HSE has established a Group to progress the implementation of the recommendations of the Report of the Independent Expert Review of Delayed Discharges.

New Innovative Healthcare Diploma

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) has announced a new Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation, Level NFQ 9 - the first focused on the development of ‘Healthcare Innovation Ambassadors’ in Ireland.

Irish Donor Network supports consent Bill

The seven patient groups which are members of the Irish Donor Network (IDN) have strongly supported the Cabinet decision to introduce a Human Tissues Bill, including soft opt-out organ donation consent and altruistic kidney donation.

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