Healthcare organisations leading in Wellbeing Index

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Eight Irish hospitals and care centres, two other healthcare organisations and one University, are among the Top 100 Companies included in the 2023 “Leading In Wellbeing Index in Ireland.”

The Leading In Wellbeing Index, is produced by Business & Finance media group in partnership with Ibec, the group that represents Irish business.

They health organisations included in the Index  with their descriptions are:

Blackrock Clinic Blackrock Health

“Blackrock Clinic, located in South Dublin is known for its advanced cardiac and orthopaedic care. We offer a range of services in areas such as neurology, oncology, and gastroenterology at our hospital. We also provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging facilities and have over 150 consultants who work at Blackrock Clinic and provide access to the latest medical technologies. Blackrock Health services are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative work environment for our employees, with ongoing opportunities for education and professional development. We offer competitive salaries and benefits packages, as well as a range of flexible work arrangements to ensure a healthy work-life balance. With a focus on quality patient care and outcomes, we offer exciting opportunities for healthcare professionals looking to join our team.”

Bon Secours Health System

“As Ireland’s largest independent hospital group, Bon Secours Health System is renowned for the quality of its service provision coupled with a rich tradition in healthcare. Bon Secours Health System is a not for profit organisation with its mission centred on providing compassionate, world class medical treatment to all those it serves. With nearly 4,000 staff, 450 leading consultants, Bon Secours treats in excess of 280,000 patients annually in its five modern acute hospitals in Cork Galway, Limerick, Tralee and Dublin as well as a Care Village in Cork. It is the largest provider of private healthcare in Ireland”

Galway Clinic Blackrock Health

“Galway Clinic, part of the Blackrock Health Group, is the leading provider of private cancer care in the West of Ireland. It has 150 consultants across 60 specialities. The Galway Clinic is also an affiliated teaching hospital to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University of Galway. Galway Clinic introduced Cancer Care services to the West of Ireland and has provided vital services such as Oncology treatment and Cardiac services since its opening. The hospital also provides the widest range of treatment for Prostate Cancer in the West of Ireland. Since 2004, the hospital has expanded its care offering to include Radiotherapy, Open Heart Surgery, PET/CT Imaging, Robotic Assisted Surgery, Private Emergency Department which is open seven days and Laser Eye Surgery. Since its inception the Galway Clinic has continuously embraced the latest technology and was the first hospital worldwide to introduce a hybrid operating theatre. The balance of innovative technology along with highly skilled caring staff makes the Galway Clinic the number one choice for all healthcare needs. Our vision is to be the best place to receive care, to practice medicine and to work. Our vision for staff wellbeing is to create a thriving working atmosphere, to support all employees to make positive choices about their health and wellbeing. Healthy workplaces help people to flourish and prosper and reach their potential.”

Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)

“We are the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and we regulate medicines and devices for the benefit of people and animals. We are committed to excellence in health product regulation through science, collaboration and innovation. We use our scientific and clinical expertise to review and monitor health products available in Ireland or exported abroad. Our aim is to make sure that health products we regulate are as safe as possible and do what they are intended to do.

We regulate:

  • Human medicines
  • Veterinary medicines
  • Medical devices for human use
  • Clinical trials
  • Blood and blood components
  • Human tissues and cells
  • Human organs for transplantation
  • Controlled substances
  • Cosmetics
  • The use of animals for scientific purposes

Our primary functions include:

  • Inspecting companies and facilities which test, make or distribute health products to ensure that they comply with relevant standards and legislation
  • Granting licences to companies to make, distribute and market medicines after a review of their safety, quality and effectiveness
  • Continuously monitoring medicines, medical devices and other health products, responding quickly to any safety or quality concerns
  • Producing safety and quality information to support the safe use of health products.”

Milford Care Centre

“Milford Care Centre is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity. It was first established by the Little Company of Mary Sisters in 1928 and now provides Specialist Palliative Care Services and Older Persons Services in the Midwest. The Board of Directors and Management Team oversee the service delivery and fundraising activities. As a voluntary organisation we work in partnership with the HSE and the Specialist Palliative Care services are currently 75% funded by the HSE. Fundraising provides an integral part of the funding required to support the delivery of vital Specialist Palliative Care services. We rely heavily on and are extremely grateful for the generosity of the general public, who contribute to our services by donating money or running events to support the funds required to provide vital Specialist Palliative Care services. Throughout the calendar year we run key fundraising events such as the ‘Milford Care Centre 10k’, ‘Coffee Morning’, ‘Sunflower Day’ and the ‘Light Up A Memory’ events. We pride ourselves on striving to deliver the highest quality of care across the Nursing Home, and the Specialist Palliative Care services which include Specialist Palliative Care In-Patient Unit, Specialist Palliative Out Patient Unit, Specialist Palliative Day Care and Hospice At Home (community teams working across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary). In addition, we also deliver Older Persons Day Services. One of our greatest assets are our staff, and have over 385 staff working across the Midwest region. Every day our staff care for patients/residents and support their families during what is most likely a very vulnerable time in their lives. As an organisation we support our staff by keeping their wellbeing central.”

National Cancer Registry Ireland

“The National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI) is a publicly appointed body, established in 1991, to collect and classify information on all cancer cases which occur in Ireland. Our activities include – collecting information on all new cancer cases in Ireland, monitoring trends and outcomes in different cancer types, promoting the use of the information we collect in research and in the planning and management of services, and publishing an annual report on cancer statistics. Cancer registration in the Republic of Ireland by the NCRI is population-based, covering a population of 5.01 million in 2021. The NCRI is funded by the Department of Health. The information the NCRI collects is used in research into the causes of cancer, in education and information campaigns, and in the planning of the national cancer strategy to deliver the best cancer care to the whole population. The NCRI regularly publishes reports on cancer incidence and survival and, more periodically, on prevalence and projections and has developed a diverse portfolio of research projects, many of which involve external collaboration. The National Cancer Registry employs 46 people in its Cork based office and runs an employee wellbeing programme which is supported by the organization’s management team, ensuring employees are encouraged to embrace the concepts of wellbeing and are supported across all areas of wellness including mental health, physical activity, diet and nutrition.”

Saint John of God Hospital Stillorgan

“Saint John of God Hospital, Stillorgan is an independent acute psychiatric teaching hospital with 182 in-patient beds and one of the leading European providers in mental health treatment and care. In addition to a range of outpatient services, which include psychiatry, psychology, WRAP (the Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and the Stress Clinics located in Dublin. The Hospital currently provides specialist services in Addictions, Psychosis, Eating Disorders, Psychiatry of Later Life and Adolescent services. The Hospital is affiliated with University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, the University of Limerick for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare professional programmes, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. Saint John of God Hospital is included in the Top 100 Companies Leading in Wellbeing Index which acknowledges companies across Ireland that are leading the way for employee wellbeing and who, through their commitment to instilling a best practice approach, have made a lasting impact on their employees and on the business community. Saint John of God Hospital was originally accredited with the KeepWell Mark from Ibec in January 2020 while the hospital was re-accredited again in June 2022.”

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services

“St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) is Ireland’s largest independent, not for-profit mental health service provider. It provides community and outpatient care through its Dean Clinics, and day patient services through its Wellness & Recovery Centre. A multidisciplinary inpatient service is provided through its three approved centres: St Patrick’s University Hospital (241 beds), St Patrick’s, Lucan (52 beds) and Willow Grove Adolescent Unit (14 beds). SPMHS also offers a Homecare service and remote access to its services through phone, video or online channels. SPMHS’ vision is to see a society where all citizens are empowered and given the opportunity to live mentally healthy lives. St Patrick’s Mental Health Services strives to provide the highest quality mental healthcare and works to promote positive mental health; to raise awareness about mental health; and to advocate for the rights of those experiencing mental health difficulties. This is achieved through a human rights-based approach, through the enhancement of evidence-based knowledge and by striving to be at the forefront of new initiatives and advances in the field.”

St Vincent’s Private Hospital

“St Vincent’s Private Hospital is the single, biggest private hospital in Dublin and part of St, Vincent’s Healthcare Group. Situated on the same grounds as St. Vincent’s University Hospital, in Elm Park, Dublin 4, we share resources, expertise and medical facilities with one of the country’s leading academic teaching hospital. This means that we have the capacity to deal with a high volume of patients with a variety of different and often complex medical and surgical requirements. The hospital has 236 inpatient beds, 31 general and 23 oncology day care beds, 6 Infusion suites, 24 consulting rooms, operating theatres for major and minor Surgery, 3 Endoscopy procedure rooms, Radiotherapy, Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging facilities which includes General Radiography, CT Scanning, Interventional Radiology, Mammography, Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Sleep Laboratory, and Pulmonary Laboratory / Diagnostic facilities. At St Vincent’s Healthcare Group we will strive to maintain excellence in clinical, multi-disciplinary care, education and research – and we will continue to develop our hospitals in line with these principles, and with our responsibilities to the wider Irish healthcare system. We will treat each of our patients individually with dignity and respect recognising, at all times, the right of everyone to access the care and treatment they need to achieve the best possible healthcare outcomes – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or gender. We will remain true to our values of human dignity, compassion, justice, quality and advocacy.”

Tallaght University Hospital

“Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, the Hospital has 450 inpatient adult beds, 74 onsite day beds for Dialysis, Oncology, Infusion, Haematology, Cardiology, Bone & Joint and minor surgery services. The Hospital also has a Day Surgery Centre located near the Hospital which has four theatres and 25 bays for elective surgery. There are an additional 61 offsite beds under its governance. The Hospital is staffed by over 3,000 people with 63 different nationalities represented on the team. The Hospital is a provider of local, regional and national specialties. It is also a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country and is a designated trauma unit. TUH is one of the two main teaching hospitals of Trinity College Dublin – specialising in the training and professional development of staff in areas such as nursing, health & social care professionals, emergency medicine and surgery, amongst many others. TUH is part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group which serves a population of over 1.2M across seven counties.”

University of Galway

“The University of Galway is a research-led university and is one of the oldest and largest universities in Ireland. We are an international university with global ambition, but with deep roots in Galway City and West of Ireland, which is renowned for its unique culture, creative industries, medical technologies, marine ecology and economy, and innovation. From this unique location, we are passionate about leading the future to a more sustainable future. We boast 11 Green Lab certified laboratories. We are committed to using our talents and skills to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals from multiple perspectives. University of Galway is 1st in Ireland for sustainable development, world top 50, for UN sustainable Development Goals. With over 18.000 students,17%of which are international students from 110 countries. University of Galway contributes greatly to the diversity and dynamism of Galway City and the West of Ireland. We have an academic community of world-leading researchers at the forefront of their fields and offer our students opportunities to collaborate internationally through its programmes. The University has a long established reputation of teaching and research excellence in the Colleges of Arts, Social Sciences,  Celtic Studies, Business, Public Policy, Law, Engineering,  Science, Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, with over 2,500 staff, and 110,000 alumni networks worldwide, achieving, 10 Athena SWAN Awards. The university of Galway is one of the largest employers in Galway and makes a significant contribution to the economic, social, and cultural fabric of the city.”