Rural Ireland is wilting. Like the potato blight that caused the Great Famine, the developing blight is not uniform. The ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ has been a boon to many communities along the west coast. Regrettably, the ‘Ancient East’ and ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ have yet to make an impact, writes Denis Doherty.
The last month has been pretty busy for me as the ISQua conference took place in Cape Town. This affords me the opportunity to reflect on the key lessons that came out of the conference that may apply to the Irish Healthcare system. There is more than enough for more than one article so I probably will use the concepts over a few, writes Dr. Pater Lachman.
Sláintecare is the ten-year programme to transform our health and social care services. It is the roadmap for building a world-class health and social care service to meet the changing needs of the Irish population. Improving the patient experience is a fundamental Sláintecare goal and will underpin all the reform actions being taken, Ms. Muriel Farrell Programme Lead for the Sláintecare Programme, told a HMI West Regional Meeting in Merlin Park Hospital on November 18. Maureen Browne reports.
Diagnostic services and specialist advice through virtual clinics will be provided in the community through a reconfiguration and re-vamp of the entire Heart Failure service in East Galway. Dr. Chris McBrearty, Associate Specialist in Quality Improvement & SláinteCare Project Manager in Portiuncula University Hospital in Ballinasloe, told the HMI West meeting in Merlin Park. Maureen Browne reports.
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