Yearly Archives: 2021

“Clery’s Clock” re-created in the Mater Hospital

A special initiative to make the experience of hospital more comfortable, safer and suited to the needs of patients living with dementia, has been...

Waterford Residential Care providing enhanced services

The new €25.4 million Waterford Residential Care Centre is providing an enhanced service and represents a major step forward for community healthcare in the...

New €4m Molecular Laboratory at UHL

(UHL) has boosted the hospital’s already significant COVID-19 testing capacity, and provided the potential to increase the scope of molecular testing in infectious diseases,...

Vital Signs for Patients taken electronically

A pilot project under which patients’ vital signs are taken electronically has been introduced in the  Osborne Ward, a combined medical and renal ward,...

Increase in accidental and unintended exposure to ionising radiation events

In 2020, HIQA received notifications of 76 significant statutory notifications of accidental and unintended exposures to ionising radiation ievents, an increase of 11% when...

€75 million extension to Beacon Hospital

A planning application has been submitted to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for a €75 million eight- storey extension to the Beacon Hospital in  Dublin. The development...

Major Electronic Changes at TUH

In November, Tallaght University Hospital went through a major  ICT change, when it introduced Synergy Evolve,  the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) that will provide...

New and upgraded facilities at Cork University Maternity Hospital

Health, Minister. Stephen Donnelly TD has welcomed the launch of new and upgraded facilities at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH), including its Ambulatory Gynaecology Suite, the Gynaecology Day Ward,...

Online learning module on data quality

HIQA has  launched an updated online learning module on data quality for all staff working in health and social care services and organisations. The module,...

New President of the International Hospital Federation

Deborah Bowen, has taken up the position of President of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) following her election in 2019 and a two-year term...

World’s first business school dedicated to health

With a vision to create a world-leading business school focused on health, Universal College, London has launched a Global Business School for Health (GBSH...

Empowered Kids Are Better Healers

The Cohen Children’s Medical Center - extolled as New York’s top children’s hospital - has introduced a Children’s Bill of Rights, because it says...

President’s Message

A time to acknowledge our achievements

CEO Immensely Proud of Health Services

HSE CEO, Mr. Paul Reid is immensely impressed by how the people living in this country worked with the public health system in handling the pandemic, and particularly proud of the responsiveness of the health service to the challenges of the pandemic.

Ten imperatives to guide leaders through recovery from the emergency stages of the pandemic

In a consensus statement, 32 co-authors from 17 countries with expertise in various aspects of health leadership, health care, public health, and related fields have outlined ten imperatives to guide leaders through recovery from the emergency stages of the pandemic.

Reflect Recover Renew – Making sense of rapid emergent change

COVID-19 presented rapid emergent change and significant disruption for health and social care teams. This has impacted in many ways both personally and professionally, writes Elaine Birkitt.

Engaging with Staff to Create ‘Work Positive’ environments

gagement & Wellbeing, offers a unique perspective on the concerns and issues that our health care staff have, whilst facilitating the creation of ‘Work Positive’ environments writes Elaine Fallon.

Psychological Care of Healthcare Staff: How are we doing now?

By Dr Veronica O’Doherty and Psychology Team Tallaght University Hospital.

HSE Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit

The Health Service Executive Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit is a division of National Human Resources. Its core responsibility is the implementation of employee safety, health and well-being governance, policies, standards and interventions for 94,575 HSE staff (82,828 FTE).

RCSI Fellowship for Dr Tony Holohan

Dr Tony Holohan has received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland(RCSI), in recognition of his outstanding leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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