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.
Over the summer period a number of decisions are expected regarding the health service, from the realignment of hospital groups, the announcement of the Sláintecare integration fund projects and submissions for the designation of the major trauma centres and trauma units. In addition, we still await the outcome of Brexit and the potential impact on the health service let alone a potential general election on home shores.
This is also my last president’s message, as my three year term is up this summer and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me during my tenure and I wish my successor every success. A period of uncertainty faces us but in the meantime I hope the sunshine will make an appearance and you get the chance to enjoy the summer with friends and family.